Blackberry Royal Recipe

Blackberry Royal Recipe

This cocktail from The Spotted Pig is more complex than it looks—this is a cocktail drinker's cocktail, not a syrupy Kir Royale.

  • Yield:1 cocktail


  • For the blackberry shrub:
  • 2 3/4 cups blackberries
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • several sprigs of rosemary
  • For the cocktail:
  • lemon wedge
  • 1 ounce blackberry shrub
  • Cava, to top off drink


  1. 1.

    For the blackberry shrub: In a medium saucepan, cook blackberries with water and sugar on low heat until blackberries soften. Strain and discard solids. Return juice to the pan, add balsamic vinegar and rosemary. Bring to a slow boil. Let cool, then remove rosemary and chill shrub.

  2. 2.

    For the cocktail, squeeze lemon into a champagne flute. Add blackberry shrub and cava, stir gently and serve.