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!


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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