Blackberry Fizz Cocktail

2nd March 2021

Black Berry Fizz Cocktail

Another great Fizz Cocktail for you to enjoy utilizing delicious Blackberries and Slovenian Sparkling Wine.

What Do You Know About The Blackberry?

  1. The Romans used leaves from the blackberry plant to make tea to treat various illnesses and the Greeks used blackberries as a remedy for Gout.
  2. Blackberries are normally in season from June to September, depending on the region they are grown in.
  3. Blackberries have been used by women in labor to help reduce labor pains as they contain high levels of vitamin K which acts as a muscle relaxant.
  4. Some believe that the crown of thorns placed on Christ’s head for his crucifixion was made from blackberry brambles.
  5. Before the blackberry turns black, it is red, this leads to the old expression that “blackberries are red when they’re green.”

The Sparkling Wine

Karlovcek – Jernejeva Penina Rose – Slovenia Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Ripe blackberries and raspberries on the aroma.”

Flavour – “A smooth and delicate expression of red and blackberries on the palate.”

This Slovenian Sparkling Wine Won a Bronze Medal in the Light & Fruity Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.

The Cocktail – Blackberry Brambles


  • Sparkling Wine
  • Whisky
  • Blackberries
  • Water
  • Sugar

How To Make The Blackberry Brambles Cocktail

  1. Grab your blender and blend together 1 teaspoon of sugar, 50mls of water and a handful of blackberries.
  2. Pour your blackberry purée into a cocktail shaker and add 10mls of Whisky aged in an ex-port barrel.
  3. Shake for about 10 seconds and pour into your glass.
  4. Top up with your Sparkling Wine.

Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Fresh blackberry aromas.”

Flavour – “Fizzy blackberries with various other berries and a nudge from the Whisky bringing in hints of tobacco and oak.”

Oliver Walkey

Oliver Walkey

WSET 2 Journalist focused on sharing Champagne and Sparkling Wine reviews and cocktails to the world.