Every hour is happy hour with this Blackberry French 75 cocktail. 🍹⁣ INGREDIENTS:⁣ ½ cup water⁣ ½ cup sugar⁣ ¼ cup fresh blackberries⁣ 1 oz gin⁣ 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice⁣ 2 oz Champagne⁣ Fresh blackberries and lemon rind for garnish⁣ ⁣ STEPS:⁣ In a small pan, add the water, sugar and blackberries. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring continuously. Then strain into a glass, heat proof container. Set aside to cool. Refrigerate once cooled, if not using immediately.⁣ In a cocktail shaker, combine ice, 2 tablespoons of the blackberry simple syrup, gin and fresh lemon juice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass and then top with champagne. If desired, garnish with fresh blackberries and/or lemon zest.⁣ #cocktails #blackberry #french75 #blackberries #happyhour