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Blackberry Vodka Champagne Cocktail

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Refreshing and fruity, this easy Blackberry Vodka Champagne Cocktail is perfect for any time of year. If wine cocktails are your thing, you need to try this one that has vodka and champagne (or prosecco!) for your next happy hour. Ready in just minutes, it’s the perfect fun, fruity sip!

Close up of a pink cocktail with blackberries in it.
Let’s make this easy Blackberry Vodka Cocktail recipe.

Why You’ll Love this Champagne Vodka Cocktail

vodka champagne cocktail is celebratory and fun. Fresh blackberries give it a sweet, fruity flavor and a fantastic pink color that is so pretty to serve.

Muddled fresh mint is one of the reasons this drink is so refreshing. Fresh herbs are a great way to really liven up a cocktail, and mint does the trick every time. It pairs beautifully with the fresh berries.

There’s something special about adding champagne to a cocktail that makes it extra delicious. Maybe it’s the bubbles, maybe it’s the sweetness. Whatever it is, this vodka recipe is super tasty!

Related: Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade

This Blackberry Vodka Cocktail requires no special skills or tools to make, so it’s great for friends or parties. It can be made ahead and is fantastic for a crowd.

With the fresh flavors and fizz from the champagne and soda water, this easy-drinking Blackberry Champagne Cocktail with Vodka is flavorful and perfect for sipping any time of year. (Especially New Year’s Eve, milestone birthday and brunches with friends!)

Ingredients

A cocktail shaker on a cutting board with a muddler sticking out.
You only need a few easy ingredients to make the best blackberry prosecco cocktails!

While most of my cocktail posts feature a recipe that makes just one cocktail, this one is great for a crowd and serves 5!

If you’re not a fan of blackberries, raspberries would be a great substitute. In fact, strawberries or blueberries would work here too. 

You can substitute another herb if you prefer it over mint. Rosemary would be delicious as would thyme. 

I prefer to use club soda in my cocktails. There are subtle differences between club soda, seltzer water, and sparkling water. I don’t think it matters all that much. All of them will make this a tasty beverage. Use whatever you have on hand or try them all and see which you prefer.

Use whatever plain vodka you prefer. Tito’s is one of my go-to brands. It’s easy to find and is very popular.

You can modify the recipe to serve 1 with just a little basic math. You can pick up the mini bottles of champagne from the grocery store so you don’t have to open a whole bottle.

How to Make a Blackberry Vodka Cocktail with Champagne

In my step-by-step instructions below, I’m showing you how to make one cocktail at a time. But you can easily make this for a crowd by making it in a pitcher.

Overhead view of a cutting board holding a lemon, blackberries and fresh mint to make a cocktail.

Step 1

In a cocktail shaker muddle the blackberries, mint sprigs and lemon juice.

Pour the vodka and stir to combine.

In this case, you aren’t adding ice to the shaker and shaking it to chill. It’s just easier to use the shaker, with its built-in strainer lid.

Or you can use a bar pitcher and a strainer.

Club soda being poured into a cocktail in a stemless wine glass.

Step 2

Strain the muddled liquid into stemless wine glasses filled with ice until half full. Top with club soda.

Pink cocktails on a table with champagne being added.

Step 3

Finish up this blackberry vodka champagne cocktail with a splash of champagne.

Add a few fresh blackberries and sprig of mint or lemon twist to garnish. YUM!

I put the measurements to make just one of these cocktails below in the recipe card.

Overhead view of cocktails with a mint garnish.

Serving

I prefer to serve this in a stemless wine glass. But you can also serve them in a champagne flute or champagne glass if you prefer.

Top Tips

  • Get ahead. You can refrigerate the blackberry vodka mixture for up to 2 days so it’s a great make-ahead cocktail. You’ll just wait to add the club soda and champagne until ready to serve.
  • Prep cocktails for a crowd. Any recipe where you need to open a bottle of wine is great for a crowd. While you typically get 5-6 glasses of wine from a bottle, because you are only using a splash in this recipe, you can likely stretch it out for a LOT of drinks.
  • Get creative. Try adding in other flavors that sound good to you. A little vanilla would be so good. Muddled cherries? YES! Even a dash of bitters for complexity would be nice.
  • More flavor. Flavored vodka is also a great way to change this drink and infuse it with more flavor.
  • Sweeten it. While I don’t like my drinks overly sweet, you can add a little bit of simple syrup to taste if necessary.
Stemless wine glasses on a tray with a pink cocktail in it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What liquor can I mix with champagne?

For this cocktail, we use vodka with champagne. But champagne is pretty versatile.

Although I haven’t tried it out, I’m betting you can use champagne with any kind of liquor. Be sure to check out my Champagne and Bourbon Cocktail!

What type of champagne should I use?

Champagne, which is sparkling wine made in the Champagne region of France, comes in a wide variety of price points. Do not use something super pricey. Those are better sipped straight and enjoyed to celebrate a huge moment in your life.

Also skip the $4 bottles you find at the grocery store. Not great. A mid-priced bottle is perfect for this. You want to use something you would drink on it’s own but any flavor flaws can be hidden by the rest of the ingredients.

Also look for Prosecco (Italy’s version of champagne), Cava (Spain’s version), and California Sparkling Wine. And while you can find sparkling wine in brut, extra brut, rosé, and so many other types, any of these are fine. The sweetness will change between the varieties but not so much that it will change the drink to be unrecognizable.

What is it called when you mix champagne and vodka ?

You may be thinking of a French 75. This blackberry cocktail is a little bit different but does include both vodka and champagne.

More Easy Champagne Cocktails

Looking for more blackberry cocktails? Try a Blackberry Gin and Tonic or a Blackberry Mule.

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Close up of pink cocktails in stemless wine glasses.

Super Refreshing Blackberry Vodka Champagne Cocktail

With fresh fruit and herbs, this Blackberry Vodka Champagne Cocktail is flavorful and refreshing. Make one of these wine cocktails next time you want a fun and fizzy drink!
4.91 from 11 votes
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Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 131kcal
Servings: 5 cocktails

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup mint sprigs
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 cup club soda or soda water chilled
  • 1 bottle of Champagne chilled

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blackberries, mint sprigs and lemon juice.
  • Add the vodka and stir to combine.
  • Strain over stemless wine glasses filled with ice until half full.
  • Top with club soda and finish up with a splash of champagne.
  • Garnish with fresh blackberries or mint sprigs.

Notes

    • You can refrigerate the blackberry vodka mix for up to 2 days so it’s a great make-ahead cocktail. Wait to add the club soda and champagne until ready to serve.
    • While you typically get 5-6 glasses of wine from a bottle, because you are only using a splash in this recipe, you can make a LOT of drinks from just one bottle of champagne. If you only want to make a few, use mini bottles from the grocery store.
To make just one cocktail use the following measurements (use the same instructions above):
  • 4-5 fresh blackberries
  • A handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • Splash of club soda or soda water, chilled
  • Splash of Champagne, chilled

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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