So here's the thing, you can virtually use any fruit, any flavored rum, and any type of sparkling water (or even champagne) and this would be just as good. I happened to use blackberries because they were on sale at the store this week. I muddled the berries with sugar using a fork and place them at the bottom of the glass. Side note, you can freeze the berry/sugar concoction to use for ice cubes in the drink, just as good! On top I added equal parts coconut and raspberry rum (now this doesn't seem like a large amount but remember how small a champagne flute is) and topped it all off with sparkling water. I only had grapefruit flavored sparkling water and while I wasn't sure how the combination would go...it was actually super delicious. I also love that you can make this in a big patch by pureeing a ton of berries in a food processor and using a pitcher...or you can make it as a single for those nights you just need a night cap. As always, this is a recipe where you can add as little or as much alcohol as you like and totally make it to your liking. I also love this recipe topped off with champagne...which would be totally amazing with some OJ and muddled pineapple...a sort of island mimosa if you will. The possibilities are endless and if you know me, that's exactly what I like in a recipe!
Muddle the berries and sugar using a fork
I garnished the glass with a blackberry because I thought it looked really cute. I feel like this would be good to serve at Easter brunch or even with a back year BBQ. Let me know if you've tried something like this! XO