The bubbly bourbon & berries cocktail is a deliciously fun drink made simply with bourbon whiskey, champagne, and black and blueberries.

Bubbly Bourbon & Berries Cocktail

September is Bourbon Heritage Month and American Whiskey Month. As a fan of this particular liquor, it’s my duty to spread the word and share a new cocktail with y’all. I attended a whiskey tasting earlier this summer (yes, it’s still Summer!) hosted by Hudson Whiskey and got schooled on bourbon, rye, and beyond. The baby bourbon stuck out to me in particular and the folks at Hudson were nice enough to send over a bottle for me to play with. I like whiskey but have found that many of my girlfriends don’t and I wanted to share a yummy easy drink to help fix that! The bubbly bourbon and berries cocktail was the worthwhile fruit of this effort and I’m so pleased with it. The bourbon part is obvious, the bubbly comes from champagne, and the berries are crushed black and blueberries in the bottom of the glass with a little bit of sugar. The berries become bourbon-soaked by the end of the drink (unless you chug it), which makes for a deliciously potent treasure once you’re done sipping.

The bubbly bourbon & berries cocktail is a deliciously fun drink made simply with bourbon whiskey, champagne, and black and blueberries.

One of my girlfriends stopped by while I was testing this recipe. As I photographed the final version that you see here, I invited her to try one of the earlier (stronger) iterations. She enthusiastically let me know that those were too strong and that she didn’t drink whiskey like that. So I gave her the final one to try and she liked it! It was kind of like a Goldilocks story but with three cocktails instead of porridge and I’m glad we landed on one that is just right. Since I enjoy the taste of bourbon, I happily drank the stronger one. 🙂 Whether you’re a whiskey drinker or not, you will drink every last drop of this. It’s not so sweet that a bourbon aficionado would be turned off but is still palatable to those who might usually shy away from this (or any) kind of whiskey. I hope you’ll give it a try and [responsibly] enjoy it.

The bubbly bourbon & berries cocktail is a deliciously fun drink made simply with bourbon whiskey, champagne, and black and blueberries.

And if you like your whiskey baked into a cake, you must check out the naked bourbon carrot cake I made last fall or my bourbon-glazed gingerbread for the holidays. If you can’t get enough champagne, try my citrus champagne sparklers, turnt tequila mimosas, or pomegranate champagne cocktail. Each recipe is a winner. Speaking of winners, the Dash of Jazz Annual Reader Survey launches tomorrow and I’m giving away a Visa gift card to motivate y’all 🙂 Check back in the morning to take it. Thanks for reading!

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Bubbly Bourbon & Berries Cocktail
The bubbly bourbon & berries cocktail is a deliciously fun drink made simply with bourbon whiskey, champagne, and black and blueberries.
Prep Time 2 minutes
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings
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The bubbly bourbon & berries cocktail is a deliciously fun drink made simply with bourbon whiskey, champagne, and black and blueberries.
Instructions
  1. Add berries and sugar to a rocks glass and crush with the end of a wooden spoon to release the juices.
  2. Add bourbon to glass then top up with champagne, leaving about an inch for ice then stir to mix all ingredients. Add ice and garnish with more berries, if desired.
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7 Comments

  1. We don’t drink but I do like the color and the use of fresh fruit in your recipe.

  2. Dana

    This looks so good!!!!

  3. Bourbon has become my favorite ever since visiting a distillery down in Lexington! Sounds like the perfect cocktail! XO

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  4. Oh my gosh this looks delicious and I’m sure tastes amazing!

  5. meganjohnson86

    This seems like the perfect fall cocktail! I may have to make this, this weekend!

  6. 101foodtravel

    Oh my I am definitely gonna give this a try. My husband and I drink every now and then especially after a long week and hours lol. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Wow this looks so good! I’m not necessarily the biggest bourbon fan, but I know my hubby would probably like this!

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