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Our Favorite NYE Cocktail: Blackberry & Thyme Gin Sparkling Wine Cocktail

We're firm believers that you can't have a New Year's Eve celebration without sparkling wine! We're here to share our favorite sparkling wine cocktail with a twist, featuring a splash (or two!) of gin, homemade blackberry simple syrup, lots of bubbly and fresh thyme and blackberries for a festive garnish.

I N G R E D I E N T S :

(Serves 4)

  • 1 c. blackberries + 8 more for garnish
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 bottle of sparkling wine (We've loving Chandon's festive holiday bottle!)
  • 4 ounces or 1/2 c. gin
  • 4 long sprigs of thyme
  • 1 c. ice
  • champagne flutes

I N S T R U C T I O N S :

In a small saucepan, bring blackberries, water, and sugar to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until the blackberries are soft and the simple syrup is now bright pink / red in color. Remove from heat, drain blackberries, and allow to cool.  (Pro party tip!: This step can be done well in advance as the syrup will keep for at least a week in the refrigerator).

Next, begin by adding 1 ounce of gin to each champagne glass. Then drop a few blackberries into each glass, followed by 2 ounces of homemade blackberry simple syrup.

Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling wine and top with a sprig of thyme in each glass. Cheers!