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Hello, fall fanatics and cocktail connoisseurs! As the leaves turn and the air gets crisp, what better way to celebrate the autumn than with some Blackberry Brandy Cocktails?

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Today, we’re shining a spotlight on the Blackberry Sidecar—a variation of a classic cocktail that perfectly encapsulates the essence of fall.

Imagine sipping this at your next bonfire or Thanksgiving gathering. With its warming brandy and a burst of berry flavor, it’s like a cozy sweater for your taste buds.

So grab your chunkiest knitwear and mix up a bramble cocktail!

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Blackberry Brandy Cocktails

First off, we can’t talk about making Blackberry Brandy cocktails without mentioning the star ingredient: Blackberry Brandy.

This type of fruit brandy is a perfect balance of sweet berry flavor.

Coupled with Spiced Rum and Cointreau, it takes you on a whirlwind of flavors.

Oh, and did we mention the medley of fruit juices? Pomegranate, berry, and pineapple juice blend together to make this a truly flavorful drink.

The blend of fruit juices, spiced dark rum, orange liqueur, and blackberry brandy is stirred in a large pitcher with blackberries and strawberries.

For an added touch of sweetness, dip your highball glass into some lime juice and then into some sugar to rim. Don’t forget some fresh fruit garnish!

We have a wide variety of drinks recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, and you might like to try some of our different cocktails:

Blackberry Brandy Rum and Cointreau Cocktail

Blackberry Cocktail

Imagine sipping this Blackberry Sidecar out on the deck sitting around the firepit, or cozied up with a good book.

It’s also a great festive cocktail for celebrating New Year’s Eve, Christmas, or Halloween dinner parties.

Pair the refreshing drink with some tasty appetizers:

For more appetizer ideas, make sure you check out our easy recipes.

Ingredients & Equipment For Blackberry Brandy Cocktails

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Ingredients For Blackberry Sidecar Cocktail

  • Blackberry Brandy – Brands include Hiram Walker, Bols, Jacquin’s, Leroux, and du Bouchett.
    • If you can’t find Blackberry Brandy, you can actually make your own with this Blackberry Brandy Recipe.
    • Or use regular Brandy or Cognac.
    • Alternatively, use a blackberry liqueur such as Crème de Mûre or Chambord (a black raspberry liqueur) in this fruity cocktail.
  • Spiced Rum
  • Cointreau
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Mixed Berry Juice
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Fresh Blackberries
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • For GarnishFresh Thyme Sprigs, Blackberries, Strawberries
  • For Glass RimChoose sea salt or sugar crystals for your cocktail glasses.

Cocktail Equipment

  • This cocktail recipe makes four drinks and is stirred, not shaken, so you will need a Large Pitcher to mix the delicious drink in.
  • If making it just for one, you can use a cocktail shaker if you like or stir it in a cocktail glass.
  • Highball Glassesor any kind of cocktail glasses you have.
  • Cocktail Skewers – for skewering cherries and other cocktail fruits
  • Rimming DishOr saucers for rimming the glasses with sugar.

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Blackberry Brandy Cocktail with Spiced Rum

Blackberry Recipes To Try

If you’re a berry lover, you’ll love these recipes:

Fall Cocktail - Blackberry & Rum Cocktail with Blackberry Brandy

Blackberry Brandy Cocktail Variations

Virgin Blackberry Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)

Not a drinker? No problem!

Follow the recipe card using the non-alcoholic alternatives listed below instead of the alcoholic ones.

  • Replace Blackberry Brandy and Spiced Rum with additional mixed berry juice. Add a splash of Blackberry Syrup for additional blackberry flavor.
  • Replace Cointreau with orange juice and/or Orange Syrup.

I recommend adding the syrups to your taste as they may add the sweetness you may not necessarily get from alcoholic liqueurs.

Blackberry Brandy Cocktail Mocktails with Non-Alcoholic Spirits

For adults who would still like to enjoy the taste of alcohol in their mocktail, you could try non-alcoholic alternatives.

In the UK, try Lyre’s, which is also available on Amazon in the UK and Amazon.com.

Other brands include Strykk (UK) and Ritual (US & Canada). Non-alcoholic spirits are a growing trend, so be on the lookout in your local stores and online.

Follow the recipe card using the non-alcoholic alternatives listed above instead of the alcoholic ones.

Blackberry Brandy and Rum Cocktail

Big Batch Blackberry Brandy Cocktails

Want to make a big batch of Blackberry Brandy cocktails for your next party?

Our recipe makes 4 servings, so simply multiply the ingredients by the number you need to serve.

For example, if you are serving 24, multiply the recipe by 6.

To make Blackberry Sidecards for a crowd, mix together:

  • 1 cup Blackberry Brandy
  • 1 cup Spiced rum
  • 1 cup Cointreau
  • 2 cups Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 cup Berry Juice
  • 1 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 3 cups of fresh blackberries and strawberries

Serve the large batch cocktail in drinks dispensers or pitchers, or go retro and serve from a punch bowl!

Add plenty of ice to your serving container to keep the cocktail chilled. Add some chopped fresh berries in there too.

More Blackberry Brandy Cocktails To Make

Want to experiment with some more cocktail recipes? Try these:

Blackberry Vermouth Twist: Mix 1 part blackberry brandy with 1 part dry vermouth and a splash of club soda. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Southern Blackberry Comfort: Combine 1 part blackberry brandy, 1 part Southern Comfort, and 2 parts pineapple juice. Garnish with a pineapple slice.

Wine and Berry Bliss: Mix 1 part blackberry brandy with 2 parts red wine and a dash of soda. Garnish with fresh blackberries.

Blackberry Mojito: Mix 1 part blackberry brandy with 1 part white rum, and add fresh mint and club soda to taste. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Whiskey Berry Sour: Mix 1 part blackberry brandy with 1 part Canadian whisky and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Garnish with a cherry.

Lavender Blackberry Fizz: Mix 1 part blackberry brandy with 2 parts club soda and a splash of lavender syrup. Garnish with a lavender sprig.

Blackberry Sunset: Mix 1 part blackberry brandy, 1 part Southern Comfort, and 2 parts orange juice. Garnish with an orange slice.

Saving Leftovers

While it’s best to enjoy the cocktail fresh to savor its flavors, you may have some left at the end of your party—don’t let it go to waste!

  • Transfer it to an airtight pitcher or container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Or, to make it last longer, turn it into Blackberry Brandy Granita!
  • Granita is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water, and various flavorings. Originally from Sicily.
  • Transfer the cocktail to a shallow freezer-safe container and place it in the freezer for 6 hours (or overnight). You can add some simple syrup or another sweetener if desired.
  • Use a fork to break the frozen cocktail into small pieces. Serve and enjoy!
  • Or pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze.
  • Use the cocktail cubes to chill and flavor future cocktails without diluting the drink.

Setting Up Your Cocktail Bar

When setting up your cocktail bar or serving area, you could include the following:

How to Make a Blackberry Brandy & Rum Cocktail

This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.

How Do I Make A Blackberry Brandy Cocktail?

 

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Blackberry Brandy Cocktail Recipe

Blackberry Rum Cocktail

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Discover the perfect blackberry brandy cocktail for your next gathering. It's a taste sensation with fresh berries, spiced rum, and fruit juices.

Ingredients

For Glass Rim

  • Lime Wedges
  • Sugar

For the Cocktails

  • Ice Cubes
  • 1 cup Blackberry Brandy
  • 1 cup Spiced rum
  • 1 cup Cointreau
  • 2 cups Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 cup Berry Juice
  • 1 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 3 cups of fresh blackberries and strawberries

For Garnish

  • Fresh Thyme Sprigs
  • Lime Slices
  • Fresh Blackberries
  • Fresh Strawberries

Instructions

  1. To add sugar rim to four glasses, pour some sugar onto a plate. Then rub the lime wedge around the rim of each glass. Dip the glass rim into the sugar and twist. Fill glasses with ice and set them aside.
  2. Pour the Blackberry Brandy, Spiced Rum, Cointreau, pomegranate juice, berry juice, and pineapple juice into a large pitcher with ice. Stir well to combine.
  3. Add the 2 cups of fresh berries and stir again.
  4. Pour into prepared glasses and garnish as desired with fresh thyme, lime, blackberries, and/or strawberries. Cheers!

    Blackberry Brandy Cocktail Recipe
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 567Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 72gFiber: 12gSugar: 55gProtein: 3g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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FAQ About Brandy

Here are some questions people often ask about Brandy and using it in drinks

Click the question to read the answer. If you have one of your own, please comment on this post!

What is a good mix with Blackberry Brandy?

Blackberry brandy pairs well with various fruit juices, including cranberry juice, orange juice, and fresh lemonade. Club soda (soda water), cola, and ginger ale are other great mixers for brandy.

Do you drink Blackberry Brandy straight?

It has the warmth of brandy and a fruity punch to savor, so it is perfect to drink straight and in delicious cocktails.

Is Blackberry Brandy good for a cough?

Brandy is believed to have robust anti-inflammatory qualities that can alleviate sore throat pain and assist in clearing away mucus, making it a popular choice for cold and flu relief. Some people swear by it but consult your doctor first.

What’s the difference between Brandy and Cognac?

Cognac is a type of Brandy made only in France’s Cognac region.

What is considered to be the best brandy?

That’s subjective, but many consider Hennessy to be top-notch.

What alcohol is in a Sidecar?

Typically, it’s cognac (French Brandy), orange liqueur, and lemon juice.

Why do they call it a Sidecar?

The name is said to be inspired by the motorcycle sidecar, capturing the essence of fun and adventure!

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