This champagne cocktail gets a unique twist with a simple blackberry and lavender sauce that is super easy but looks stunning! Perfect for entertaining with delicious real ingredients.
If you have been around the blog long at all you might be aware that I have a slight obsession with champagne cocktails. Every winter I fall in love with all kinds of citrus champagnes (like this blood orange champagne cocktail) and our pomegranate champagne cocktail is my go to for girlie or holiday parties with the gorgeous red color.
But this week I just had to use up some of the lavender that is growing before the frosts officially kill it for the winter. A container of juicy blackberries was lingering from another project and so we whipped up this delightfully simple cocktail. It’s heavenly!
This champagne cocktail is one that I would love to serve at New Years, but logistically unless you keep lavender growing inside or you live in a very mild climate this is harder as it’s almost impossible to source fresh lavender stems in the winter.
But you can always find good quality dried lavender flowers and that could be easily substituted for fresh lavender, and frozen berries are an easy substitute when the store bought blackberries turn more sour than sweet in deep winter.
I like to prep the glasses ahead of time before the party with the blackberry lavender sauce at the bottom of the champagne cocktails.
When you are ready to serve top with champagne and add the paper straws. Reasoning?
The paper straws are in fact made out of paper and will start to break down as soon as they get wet so don’t make the mistake I did (ehm) and leave them in the glasses before the party if you add the syrup to the glasses.
You will end up with a really mushy embarrassing mess.
Speaking of glasses, I get a lot of questions about these stemless champagne glasses. They are my favorite glasses to serve champagne cocktails in because they are much harder to tip over and break.
Which after a couple of these I am legitimately at risk of doing haha, I’m already a bit clutsy and prone to knocking things over when I haven’t been drinking. If you have kids around who might bump your table just go ahead and make this a mandatory addition to your kitchen.
Happy cocktail making!
Blackberry Lavender Champagne Cocktail
- 1 tablespoon lavender flowers dried or fresh
- 1 cup blackberries fresh or frozen
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup vodka
- 2 750 ml bottles champagne
- Boil blackberries, maple syrup and vodka, mashing berries gently as they cook until blackberries are broken down (about 5 minutes). Add lavender flowers (removing from stem if they are fresh) and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
- Optional: if time permits allow to steep for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days in fridge.
- To serve: pour 1 tablespoon blackberry sauce into a champagne flute, add a stem of fresh lavender and top with chilled champagne.
28 thoughts on “Blackberry Lavender Champagne Cocktail”
Thanks for sharing! How far ahead of time can I make them?
You can make the sauce pretty far in advance if needed, it’s like a jam. But mix them right when you are ready to serve!
This looks so good! I love that it is naturally sweet!
May I ask what kind of Champagne you used? Meaning, more of a brut or a sweeter Champagne?
We like to use Brut Champagne.
We used Brut champagne with this amazing recipe.
I would like to know if the BlackBerry sauce could be made ahead of time and then frozen. I am looking to make this my signature drink at wedding reception. How long would it last frozen?
Yes, the blackberry mixture can be made ahead of time and frozen for later use. Congrats on your wedding and we are honored you choose our cocktail.
I made this with blueberries and lavender sugar about 1/2 cup. And a lavender sugar rim. It was a major hit at a party tonight!! Thanks for the recipe!
Love the addition of lavender in these 🙂
Love this recipe. It’s a keeper!
They look fantastic. Perfect to cool off in the hot summer!
Does leaving out the vodka, make a big difference ?
Nope! Just loosen up the berries with a splash of water or juice to get the boil going 🙂
If you boil the vodka all the alcohol goes out…..shouldn’t it just be added @ the end?
BTW it looks delish!
It adds a bit of complimentary flavor not just alcohol, but yes you can add at the end if desired to make them extra boozy. They will have a harsher alcohol bite that way but are still tasty. 🙂
Do you strain out the blackberry seeds?
I don’t but you can if you don’t care for them 🙂
Can you please tell me where you purchases these glasses from? I love them, their so cute!
You can find them here: http://amzn.to/2fZo9q2 (affiliate). Hope that helps!