This pretty champagne cocktail is perfect for sipping throughout the holiday season. It makes a great brunch cocktail on Christmas morning or the loveliest New Year’s Eve cocktail for toasting what’s to come.
I love that you guys love a festive holiday cocktail recipe as much as I do! This one is a particular favorite of mine, combining blueberry, fresh thyme and champagne.
This blueberry bubbly sparkler is unexpectedly chic, bursting with fruity flavor and sure to be a new favorite. Be sure to pin this one or save it for later!
The countdown to the holidays is officially on, friends, and by super popular request I’m sneaking in a couple more Christmas cocktails before all the merriment commences!
Champagne cocktails are, of course, perfect for Christmas and also make the ideal New Year’s Eve cocktail.
Might I suggest this blueberry bubbly sparkler? It’s the loveliest, tastiest champagne cocktail for either holiday…or both!
Truth be told, this may be one of the prettiest and most festive cocktails I’ve ever made. Sometimes you have an idea and it turns out ok.
Other times you have an idea and it turns out pretty brilliant. Allow me to present brilliance!
(Also, sometimes you have an idea and it falls totally flat. We try not to dwell on those though. Ha!)
A few years ago I was on a big “put a splash of St. Germain in everything” kick. Ok, I think at least half of the internet joined me on the same kick.
It looks like I might be back in the habit! That touch of elderflower is so perfect for the holidays, truly.
Blueberry Sparkler Champagne Cocktail Ingredients
- Champagne – I like using a brut champagne for this champagne cocktail, but certainly you could also substitute a prosecco or any sparkling wine of your choice, I just recommend something more on the dry side.
- Blueberry juice – You can find blueberry juice at most grocery stores. If you can’t find it, try a blueberry pomegranate blend! It would also be delicious in this cocktail.
- St. Germain – A delicious, delicate elderflower liqueur, I love the combination of St. Germain and champagne.
- Fresh blueberries – A few blueberries make this champagne cocktail look so festive and it’s fun to eat drunken blueberries when you get to the bottom of the champagne flute!
- Fresh thyme – You’ll want two to three sprigs of fresh thyme per cocktail. I love adding fresh herbs to cocktails!
How to Make Blueberry Champagne Cocktails
Step 1. Pour chilled blueberry juice into a champagne flute. Then, use a jigger or shot glass to measure the St. Germain and add it to the blueberry juice.
Step 2. Top with chilled champagne or prosecco. Because this cocktail does not include any ice, you’ll want to be sure everything is nicely chilled before mixing and pouring.
Step 3. Add a few fresh blueberries and two to three sprigs of fresh thyme to each champagne flute. The combination creates an effect that is so elegant and perfect for the holidays.
How to Serve Champagne Cocktails
This champagne cocktail is just three ingredients and tends slightly toward the sweet side so make sure to use a dry or brut champagne (or prosecco) and serve everything super chilled.
And don’t skip on the fresh blueberry and thyme garnishes! They kind of make the drink, if I’m entirely honest.
I like to mix four or six at a time, depending on the size of my crowd, and serve them on a pretty tray with a bit of greenery. The look ends up so sophisticated.
[Photos by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.]