Prosecco isn’t only to make toasts with. There are all kinds of simple Prosecco drink options you can try too. Take this Meyer lemon blackberry jam Prosecco cocktail. It’s a wonderful combination of flavours and makes a great Christmas or New Year’s Eve cocktail. Make the Meyer lemon blackberry syrup, and you are ready for all the festivities!
First you will prepare the lemon and blackberry syrup and then you can prepare the Meyer lemon blackberry jam Prosecco cocktail. The syrup for the lemon vodka Prosecco cocktail is a sweet mixture of sugar, lemon juice and blackberry jam.
After that you will need Prosecco, vanilla flavoured vodka, blackberries and a lemon wedge. To add extra sparkle to this vodka Prosecco cocktail, choose from gold confetti stars or gold sanding sugar.
What is Prosecco?
Prosecco is a sparkling white wine from Italy. It’s a budget alternative to champagne and is perfect for making a special Christmas or New Year’s Eve cocktail. It’s typically served chilled as an aperitif.
The popularity of Prosecco has extended far outside of Italy and you can find it all over the place now. If you do prefer to use cava, champagne or another kind of sparkling white wine in the vodka Prosecco cocktail, go ahead.
What are Meyer Lemons?
Perhaps you are wondering why the type of lemon in the Meyer lemon blackberry syrup is specified. So let’s take a look at what exactly a Meyer lemon is.
This variety isn’t as sharp or bitter as other kinds of lemon. Meyer lemons are a little sweeter, a bit like a mixture of lemon and orange actually. If you prefer to use another kind of lemon, you absolutely can. And the lemon vodka Prosecco cocktail will still be delicious.
Try fresh or bottled lemon juice if you have that on hand. Since the lemon flavour is just one of the main flavours in this simple Prosecco drink, you can sub any kind you want.
How to Make Meyer Lemon Blackberry Syrup
The syrup for this Meyer lemon blackberry jam Prosecco cocktail is one of the best parts, offering such an amazing flavour in every sip of the drink. To make it, you need to whisk some lemon juice and sugar in a pan on the stove. Now add the jam and keep mixing. The mixture doesn’t have to boil, just make it warm enough so the ingredients melt together.
Bear in mind the syrup needs to cool down before you use it to make the cocktails so prepare it in advance. That way it will have time to cool down before you make the Christmas or New Year’s Eve cocktail.
Meyer lemon blackberry syrup isn’t only perfect for making Meyer lemon blackberry jam Prosecco cocktail. You can keep it in a bottle in the refrigerator and serve it topped with sparkling water to make a tasty non-alcoholic drink which is both sweet and refreshing.
How to Prepare this Simple Prosecco Drink
When the syrup is ready, you can go ahead and put this vodka Prosecco cocktail together.
Lightly wet the rim of a champagne flute then you can dip it in gold sanding sugar or edible gold stars. After that, add some of the Meyer lemon blackberry syrup. Next add the vodka. You’ll find it layers nicely on top of the syrup if you pour it gently down the inside of the glass instead of on top.
Add the Prosecco next and finally you can add blackberries. Either fresh or frozen blackberries will work in this lemon vodka Prosecco cocktail so just use whichever you have.
Pretty swizzle sticks are an optional touch in this Meyer lemon blackberry jam Prosecco cocktail. Some people might want to mix the syrup into the drink. Plus if you’re making this as a Christmas or New Year’s Eve cocktail, remember there’s no such thing as too fancy!
So team the pretty gold rimming with a cute golden swizzle stick and your lemon vodka Prosecco cocktail will be super-impressive!
An Easy Yet Elegant Meyer Lemon Blackberry Jam Prosecco Cocktail
The great thing about this simple Prosecco drink is the perfectly balanced flavour. The sweetness of blackberries pairs with the tart touch of lemon, and then you have the fizz of Prosecco and the beautiful gold-dusted rim. This vodka Prosecco cocktail is really easy to make but it boasts understated elegance.
When to Serve Lemon Blackberry Vodka Cocktails
A Meyer lemon blackberry jam Prosecco cocktail is ideal for any occasion. Whether it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas or another event such as a baby shower or birthday party, you can’t go wrong with this drink.
You should have 2 drinks worth of syrup left over after making 6 of these cocktails, but it will keep for a week in the refrigerator. This means you can use it at your convenience to make other drinks.
If you like this lemon vodka Prosecco cocktail, you might also like Flavourful Prosecco Frozen Peach Bellini Cocktail, Refreshing Blackberry Moscow Mule with Mint or Spiked Bananas Foster Ice Cream Rum Nog Cocktail.
Sparkling Meyer Lemon Blackberry Jam Prosecco Cocktail Recipe
Sparkling Meyer Lemon Blackberry Jam Prosecco Cocktail
For the Meyer Lemon Blackberry Syrup: (makes enough syrup for 8 drinks)
- 1/2 Cup lemon juice Meyer, freshly squeezed
- 1/2 Cup sugar
- 2 Tablespoon jam seedless blackberry
For the Meyer Lemon Blackberry Jam Prosecco Cocktail
- 1 Ounce Meyer lemon blackberry syrup
- 1 Ounce vodka vanilla
- 4 Ounces Prosecco chilled
- blackberries fresh or frozen
- Edible gold confetti stars or gold sanding sugar
- Wedge Lemon
For the Meyer Lemon Blackberry Syrup
- In a small sauce pot over medium heat, add freshly squeezed lemon juice and granulated sugar. Whisk until sugar dissolves.
- Add blackberry jam and, whisk again, until blackberry is completely incorporated, and no clumps are left in the pan. Do not allow the mixture to boil. It just needs to be warm enough to dissolve the ingredients. Store prepared syrup in a sealable jar or bottle in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Allow it to cool down to at least room temperature before using (about 10 minutes in the freezer or about 25 minutes in the refrigerator).
For the Meyer Lemon Blackberry Jam Prosecco Cocktail
- Lightly run a lemon wedge around the rim of a champagne flute. Be careful you don’t wet the rim too much as the edible confetti is meant to start breaking down when it gets wet. Dip the wetted rim into the edible gold stars to make them stick.
- Pour Meyer lemon blackberry jam syrup into the bottom of the rimmed champagne coupe. Add the vanilla vodka to the glass by pouring it down the sidewall of the glass. This makes it less likely to mix-in with the syrup, creating a layered effect. Repeat this step with your chilled prosecco, leaving enough room to top with your blackberries.
- Add fresh or frozen blackberries to each glass. They will rise and fall due to the carbonation and, as the drinks sit, the blackberries will begin to slightly mix the drink, creating a pink-to-berry-red, ombre effect. Optional: Serve the cocktails with decorative swizzle sticks if you’d like to give your guests the option to mix-in the lemon-blackberry syrup before drinking.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Make the syrup ahead, and then you can prepare this cocktail whenever you’re ready. You better get an extra bottle or two of Prosecco, since it never seems to last very long. Must be the evaporation from all those bubbles!
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