A few weekends ago Blind Piglet #1 was home to celebrate her birthday, and wanted a special drink to share with friends. Next weekend we will be traveling to MIZZOU to see her cross the stage and graduate with honors. As a special treat, we concocted a delicious cocktail that is perfect for all kinds of spring and summer celebrations! Whether you are celebrating a birthday, a grad, a mom, or don’t need a reason, CHEERS!
This lovely little cocktail is perfect for large batches. We made a pitcher which yielded about 5 drinks.
To start you need blackberry simple syrup. We used our usual simple syrup recipe, but added a pint of blackberries. After sugar has dissolved, remove simple syrup from heat and cool. After cooling, strain blackberries from mixture.
Next , add 1 cup of whiskey, 1 cup of lemon juice, and 3/4 cup of blackberries simple syrup to a pitcher. Stir.
Add 1 cup of sparkling wine or tonic water.
Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and fresh blackberries.
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This delicious drink is the just the right amount of sweet without overbearing the drink. The sparkling wine gives it a light bubbly texture and flavor. It is a fun little celebratory cocktail.
Cheers to all the grads and moms this weekend! We would like to send a special salute to special moms in our lives — Bonnie, Ruth, Jennifer, Heather, Paula, Rosemary, LeeAnn, Dee, and Kayla. We hope that you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
Disclaimer: The beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.