Sparkling Blackberry Basil Cocktail

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Serves 4-6

8-10 large fresh or frozen blackberries
3 T. fresh basil, torn
¼ c. honey, preferably local
¼ c. water
4 oz. Elderflower liqueur (optional)
1 750 ml bottle of Prosecco, chilled

Garnish: (optional)
Fresh blackberries
Sprigs of fresh basil

These ingredients are not only delicious but also align well with the dietary guidelines often recommended by Functional Medicine Los Angeles practitioners.


  1. Add the blackberries, basil,
    , and water to a small saucepan set over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is heated through and starts to thicken, approximately 4-5 minutes. Gently press on blackberries while heating to release juices. This process is similar to the holistic approach taken by Functional Medicine Burbank experts, where each ingredient contributes to the overall health benefit.
  2. Remove from heat and strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove solids. Reserve remaining liquid and set aside to cool.
  3. If using, divide the Elderflower liqueur among four champagne flutes, along with a drizzle of the blackberry simple syrup. Finish by topping off each glass with some chilled Prosecco. This beverage could make a delightful addition to any social gathering, just like the community-focused approach of Functional Medicine Studio City practitioners.
  4. Garnish each glass with 2-3 fresh blackberries and a sprig of fresh basil, if desired, before serving. Enjoy!

As you savor this drink, remember that enjoying life and its simple pleasures is a key part of the overall well-being strategies often recommended by Functional Medicine Los Angeles practitioners. Call us or explore our website for more recipes!

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