Galentine's Day Cocktail // Blackberry Thyme Lemonade Spritzer

What's Galentine's Day?

To quote Leslie Knope (patron saint of Galentine's Day):

"Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas."

Sadly, Galentine's Day falls on a Monday  so there isn't much brunch time to be had. Also most of my friends are now scattered around the country. #adultlife

But still, the Galentine's Day spirit is alive and well in me, and I wanted to share a delicious brunch-worthy drink recipe that's perfect for every day!

Blackberry Thyme Spritzer

  • 1/3 cup blackberries
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • 1 bottle pink lemonade
  • Thyme sprigs

To make the drink:

  1. Add blackberries, water and sugar to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes to create a blackberry simple syrup.
  2. Strain the berries and let the syrup cool a little. Add two tablespoons of syrup to each glass and fill with 2 parts champagne and 1 part pink lemonade.
  3. Garnish with a thyme sprig and a few blackberries.

And voila! Simple, easy and delicious.

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How are you celebrating Galentine's Day?

Recipe adapted from Style Me Pretty.