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Cocktail of the Week: Blackberry Sparkler (Image courtesy of Queen Bee Mixology)

Cocktail of the Week: Blackberry Sparkler

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then you deserve a happy hour that’s a little more...hmmm. What’s the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour. Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content.

Looking for a way to jazz up your glass of champagne to ring in the new year? Queen Bee's Blackberry Sparkler is a beautiful twist on a champagne cocktail that is sure to create fireworks in your mouth at the stroke of midnight.


  • Sugar
  • Blackberries
  • Chateau Ste Michelle Brut
  • Rosemary


  • Step 1: Make Blackberry Syrup: Add 1 cup sugar to small pot, add 1 cup blackberries, add 2 cups water, bring to boil stirring occasionally, Strain into mason jar and let cool
  • Step 2: Mix drink: Add 1.5 oz blackberry syrup to bottom of champagne flute, fill to top with Brut Champagne, garnish with sprig of rosemary and a blackberry