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Celebrate Day 12 of Our 12 Days of Cocktails with a Blackberry Kir Royale

Updated: Feb 22

As we reach the grand finale of our 12 Days of Cocktails series, we've saved one of the best for last. Today, we're bringing you a cocktail that's not only delicious but also a celebration of women in the world of wine and spirits. Introducing the Blackberry Kir Royale, featuring the enchanting Cupcake Prosecco, a woman-owned winery dedicated to crafting exceptional bubbly. This cocktail is a dazzling fusion of flavors that'll elevate your holiday festivities and provide a toast-worthy finale to our cocktail journey.

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The Blackberry Kir Royale is a captivating concoction that blends the sweet and tangy allure of fresh blackberries with the rich depth of Crème de Cassis, a blackcurrant liqueur. This delightful elixir is then crowned with the effervescence of chilled Champagne or sparkling wine, creating a symphony of taste and texture in a single glass. It's not just a cocktail; it's a work of art, boasting a striking deep-purple hue from the luscious blackberries that harmoniously contrasts with the golden sparkle of the bubbly. It's a visual masterpiece that's sure to impress your guests.

Bubbly Brilliance

Elegance is the defining characteristic of the Blackberry Kir Royale. Each sip takes you on a journey, beginning with the burst of fresh blackberry flavor, followed by the harmonious interplay of sweet and tart notes from the Crème de Cassis. Finally, the effervescent Cupcake Prosecco lifts the entire experience to new heights, offering a delicate, crisp finish that lingers on the palate. It's a versatile cocktail that can be enjoyed as a pre-dinner aperitif, a celebratory toast, or simply to elevate a quiet evening with its sumptuous taste and sparkling charm.

The Blackberry Kir Royale is the perfect embodiment of the 12 Days of Cocktails series – a celebration of the artistry of mixology and the joys of sipping something truly exceptional. And what better way to mark this milestone than by featuring a woman-owned winery that is redefining the world of sparkling wine?

Cheers to a sparkling future and unforgettable moments shared with loved ones!

Raise Your Glass to Cupcake Vineyards

Cupcake Vineyards, founded by visionary winemaker and entrepreneur, Jessica Tomei, is a testament to the passion and dedication of women in the wine industry. For over two decades, Jessica has dedicated herself to exploring vineyards in some of the world's most renowned wine-producing areas. Her hands-on commitment commences in the vineyard, where she collaborates closely with growers to guarantee our grapes attain optimal ripeness. By allowing the unique characteristics of each vineyard to shine, Jessica skillfully crafts wines that are velvety, indulgent, and bursting with flavor. Her expertise brings forth the purest essence of each Cupcake varietal, ensuring an authentic expression of the grapes.

Cupcake Prosecco exemplifies these qualities with its delightful bubbles, crisp fruitiness, and vibrant character. Designed to bring pleasure to the taste buds, Cupcake Prosecco is a revitalizing sparkling wine featuring fragrances of white peach, honeydew, and grapefruit that gracefully culminate in a delightful toasted brioche aftertaste. It's the perfect choice for crafting the Blackberry Kir Royale and adding a touch of sophistication to your celebrations.

In conclusion, on this 12th day of our 12 Days of Cocktails, we invite you to toast to the spirit of craftsmanship, innovation, and the incredible women who have shaped the world of wine and spirits. Raise a glass of Cupcake Prosecco Blackberry Kir Royale, savor its delightful flavors, and celebrate the grand finale of this cocktail journey in style. It's a fitting tribute to the art of mixology and a toast to a bright future led by passionate women in the world of wine. Cheers!

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Blackberry Kir Royale Recipe


  • 1 oz Crème de Cassis (blackcurrant liqueur)

  • 4-5 fresh blackberries

  • 4-6 oz chilled Cupcake Prosecco

  • Fresh blackberries or a lemon twist for garnish (optional)


  1. Begin by chilling your Champagne or sparkling wine glasses in the freezer for a few minutes to keep the cocktail extra cold.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the fresh blackberries until they release their juices and become pulpy.

  3. Add the Crème de Cassis to the muddled blackberries in the shaker.

  4. Fill the shaker with ice and give it a good shake to chill and combine the ingredients.

  5. Strain the blackberry mixture into a chilled Champagne flute or coupe glass, filling it about a third of the way.

  6. Top off the glass with chilled Champagne or sparkling wine. You can adjust the amount of Champagne to your taste; some prefer a sweeter cocktail with less Champagne, while others like it drier with more Champagne.

  7. Give it a gentle stir to mix the ingredients.

  8. Optionally, garnish with a fresh blackberry on the rim of the glass or a twist of lemon peel for a citrusy aroma.

Serve and enjoy your Blackberry Kir Royale!

This elegant cocktail is perfect for special occasions or any time you want to savor a fruity and sparkling treat.

Remember to enjoy responsibly!


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