Blackberry Champagne Cocktail (Blackberry Bellini)

Shot of blackberry champagne cocktail garnished with blackberry and thyme sprig.

This Blackberry Champagne Cocktail is a festive sparkling cocktail that’s perfect for holiday parties. Or, try this blackberry mimosa for brunch!

Easter is right around the corner. Time to arm yourself with a festive cocktail for the occasion. These Blackberry Bellinis are sparkling, festive and perfect to serve as part of a festive brunch.

The best part about this Blackberry Mimosa cocktail is that all the work can be done ahead of time, before your guests arrive. 

The blackberry simple syrup is just that – simple.

How to make blackberry simple syrup:

Mix equal parts water and sugar in a small saucepan, throw in a handful of blackberries, heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Then, remove it from the heat, cover the pot and let it steep for about 15 minutes.

Afterwards, just strain the syrup, and let it chill. You can do this up to a week ahead of time, but if you’re making it the day of, just be sure to give yourself plenty of time so that you can get a good chill on the syrup before you plan to serve your blackberry champagne cocktails.

Tip: If you’d like to add even more flavor to your cocktails, you can make a blackberry-ginger simple syrup by adding a 1-inch piece of peeled ginger, that you thinly slice, when you add in the blackberries.

How to make a Blackberry Champagne Cocktail:

The assembly process is easy! Just add your blackberry simple syrup to a champagne flute and top it off with some sparkling wine.

You can make your cocktails as flavored as you’d like by adding just a little, or a lot of the syrup. I usually add in about a tablespoon.

Blackberry mocktail option:

If you have some non-drinkers in the group, this syrup is also fantastic added to some sparkling water, ginger ale, or ginger beer and served over ice.

Shot of blackberry champagne cocktail garnished with blackberry and thyme sprig.

I like to garnish my blackberry mimosas with a fresh blackberry and a sprig of thyme. However, you could also serve them with a frozen blackberry – doing double duty to look pretty and keep your cocktails cold.

These Blackberry Bellinis are guaranteed to be a hit at your next brunch.

Try serving them up with this Blackberry Ricotta Cake or Greek Yogurt Coffee Cake for your next gathering.

More sparkling cocktail recipes: 

Shot of blackberry champagne cocktail garnished with blackberry and thyme sprig.

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Blackberry Champagne Cocktail Recipe

This Blackberry Champagne Cocktail is a festive sparkling cocktail that's perfect for holiday parties. Or, try this blackberry mimosa for brunch! // blackberry bellini

Blackberry Champagne Cocktail

This Blackberry Champagne Cocktail is a festive sparkling cocktail that's perfect for holiday parties. Or, try this blackberry mimosa for brunch!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup blackberries (plus more for garnishing)
  • 750 ml bottle prosecco
  • Fresh thyme (for garnish)

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan stir together water, sugar, and blackberries. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and let mixture simmer until sugar completely dissolves. Remove from heat, cover, and let steep for 15 minutes.
  • Strain blackberries from syrup mixture and let cool completely.
  • Assemble the bellinis by adding the sparkling wine to a champagne flute, filing halfway, top off with the blackberry simple syrup. Garnish with fresh blackberries and thyme sprigs, if desired.
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Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal

This post was originally published in 2017. It was updated in 2021 to add new photographs. Enjoy!

9 comments

  1. Create/Enjoy

    Gorgeous dark photos! The blackberry + ginger sounds so nice!!

    Reply

  2. Catherine @ Ten Thousand Hour Mama

    I’ll be with you, toasting to January 1. I basically never make it to midnight these days!

    Reply

  3. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

    I need one of these gorgeous cocktails right now! All of my faves in one drink. Cheers!

    Reply

  4. Stine Mari

    Blackberry and ginger is such a great combination. This looks really good. Happy New Year!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Cheers! Happy New Year to you as well 🙂

      Reply

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