Thursday, August 23, 2012

A sweet summer cocktail.

Way back when I had find a signature summer mixed drink on my summer bucket list.  It took me a couple months, but I succeeded!  I gave you a snippet, but here is the full recipe you've been waiting for!


The recipe was inspired by Eat Love Drink's blueberry French 75.  I had leftover champagne from my first birthday weekend, and we had grabbed blackberries at the farmers market, so I made my own adjustments!


To make 1 drink you'll need:

  • A handful or two of blackberries
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 oz (or a shot) of gin
  • 3 oz champagne
  • Ice
Obviously I'm very classy and used only the best champagne & gin.  But seriously, I'm a girl on a budget!


Muddle your berries in a pint glass (or shaker which I only realized later we had).  Muddle them just a bit to release some of the juices.  I muddled a little too much the first time, but I perfected it on my second round.  Add your gin, lemon juice, & ice.  Shake or stir gently.  Add your champagne & pour into your glass.




Super easy!  Hope you take time to make my summer cocktail before fall sneaks up on us!  Cheers!

8 comments:

Alli from Life on LeRoy said...

YUMMO!!! Seriously might have to make this this weekend!

Bethany said...

Aw, looks so refreshing and tasty! I love champagne cocktails.

Claire Kiefer said...

That looks totally delicious, although I won't drink gin so I'd have to substitute vodka. It's so pretty though and I love champagne!

honeysucklewild said...

mmm i am a fan of champagne and i've never really had the chance to ever have gin. this would be a great start!

ElleSee said...

This. Looks. Amazing! Definitely going to be trying this one out before the end of Summer :)

Britta Marie said...

bartender, i'll have another!

Olivia.Dee said...

umm yum!!! i love me some champagne!!!

Katie Price said...

Looks delicious. I bet two of these and you are set for the evening!

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