Sweet fresh blackberries simmered into syrup, shaken cold over ice with vodka, and topped off with fizzy prosecco. Sparkling blackberry martinis are a delicious and simple way to add fresh fruit and a little fizz to your cocktail!
Cheers everyone! These martinis are ready to toast with us for any occasion. Great to use fresh berries in the summer, perfect for a naturally dark cocktail in the fall and winter, or a taste of warm days to come in the spring. What sets this particular blackberry martini apart?
- fresh berries
- homemade syrup
- four ingredients
- equal part pour makes for easy batching
Never made a fresh berry syrup before? You got this! The only special equipment you need will be something to puree the syrup and a fine strainer.
Alternatively, if you don't have either of those items you could squeeze the syrup through cheesecloth once it's cooled. So you've got options and soon you'll have sparkling blackberry martinis.
How to Make Sparkling Blackberry Martinis
You can make the syrup a day in advance or right before. Just give it a little time to cool down before making cocktails so you don't water down your drink any more than necessary. It's 2020 and we're going to need that vodka and prosecco to be at its full power.
The best part of this fruit-forward martini is that it's just all equal parts. So you can easily shake more than one at a time. The only part that takes a few minutes is making the syrup because we're going to puree and then strain the syrup so it's smooth.
What's in a blackberry martini?
The most delicious ingredients are the simplest! Our tasty stemmed cocktail are made up of easy, no fuss ingredients.
- fresh blackberries
Do you have to strain the syrup?
You should get all those seeds out. However, if making the syrup sounds a bit too labor-intensive for you I have one other way. You can muddle fresh blackberries and plain simple syrup in a martini shaker, shake with vodka, and strain through a strainer into a glass.
In my opinion, the blackberry syrup is simple to make and makes for a smooth, delicious, just sweet enough fruity martini.
What to serve with it
If you went with the bulk buy on blackberries, use the rest up for blackberry pineapple salsa to munch on while you sip on your 'hard work'. Or just go the distance and whip up these ridiculously heavenly pork carnitas tacos.
Or you can always go with the classic approach and just enjoy your sparkling blackberry martinis as is!
If you made this recipe, let us know about it in the comments! Be sure to post a picture with the pin on Pinterest so others can see your cocktail work of art!
Sparkling Blackberry Martini
Sparkling Blackberry Martini
- 2 ounces vodka
- 2 ounces blackberry syrup
- 2 ounces prosecco
- 6 ounces fresh blackberries
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup water
- Cook the syrup. In a small sauce pan combine the blackberries, sugar, and water over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes.
- Blend the syrup. Remove the syrup from the heat. Transfer to a blender or use a handheld immersion blender to puree the berries. Strain into a container.
- Make the cocktail. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka and blackberry syrup. Add ice, cover, and shake well for about 15 seconds. Strain into a martini glass and top with prosecco.