Don’t Judge Me Mondays: Blackberry Sparkler

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As I’m sure you all know Mother’s Day is on Sunday.  In honor of that, all of the recipes this week will be devoted to things to make for Mother’s Day.  Lots of people celebrate Mother’s Day with a brunch, so these  will all be recipes you could make as components of a brunch (or all together to make the whole brunch!) on Sunday.

Since it’s Monday, today’s post is, of course, a cocktail.  This drink is easy, tasty and festive so you can’t lose!  Anything with bubbles just makes things more festive, in my opinion (is it just me, or does the sound of a champagne bottle popping always make it feel like something really fun is about to go down?).

This drink is best served in clear champagne flutes.  If you don’t have champagne flutes, just make sure you use a clear glass.  This drink is a pretty purple color and it would be a shame to hide it.  🙂

Put the jam in the bottom of the glasses and pour half of the Champagne in.  You can use any sparkling wine for this recipe, but I would recommend Champagne or Prosecco.  You want a sparkling wine that isn’t too sweet.

Stir gently with a straw or spoon to break up the jam and mix it into the Champagne.  You don’t want to stir too roughly or the Champagne will fizz and overflow.



Add more Champagne to fill the glass.

If you’d like to make this more special with a garnish, add some orange zest or a frozen blackberry.

This recipe is for 2 drinks, but you could easily get up to 6 out of one bottle of Champagne.



Blackberry Sparkler
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  • 2 teaspoons blackberry jam
  • 1 bottle Champagne or other sparkling wine


  1. Put 1 teaspoon of jam in each glass. Fill the glasses halfway with Champagne and gently stir. Add more Champagne to fill the glass.
  2. If you want to garnish the drink, top with a frozen blackberry or orange zest.

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