As Christmas is coming and it's December we feel its acceptable to have a midweek drink, or an anytime you like drink. So, to get you in the spirit (excuse the pun), we have a little cocktail recipe for you to try.
Blackberry Ombre Sparkler (courtesy of The Cookie Rookie)
1 cup fresh blackberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
4 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 bottle champagne
1. In a small saucepan, combine blackberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil on high heat, and then reduce to a simmer and let cook for approximately 15-17 minutes. The blackberries will become soft and bright in color and a pinkish purple syrup will form. Making sure it cooks down enough is essential to keeping the ombre effect. Take off of the heat and drain the blackberries, keeping the syrup in a separate bowl. Set both aside and allow to cool.
2. Once blackberries and simple syrup are cooled, spoon about 4 tablespoons of syrup into the bottom of each champagne flute (this recipe makes 4 drinks)
3. Top with champagne.
4. Garnish with fresh blackberries or the cooked blackberries, and a sprig of rosemary.