Sparkling Blackberry Coconut Spritzer – Refreshing spritzer drink made with the delicious flavor of coconut and fresh blackberries. Perfect summer iced drink leaves your thirst quenched and keeps you dreaming of the beach.
My dear friend Robin invited a small group of ladies to her house one day last week for some chit chat on a recent conference she had attended. I felt blessed to be a part of this conversation with such lovely women of God.
While there she treated us to a delicious lunch and an amazing blackberry drink. If you follow me on Instagram you saw the pic I posted. I was so impressed with this delight. I of course I got the scoop on how to make it. But after getting home I decided to change things up and give it a twist of coconut. Because you can’t ever go wrong with coconut, right?
I’ll answer for you. Right!
I seriously just drank this thing 3 days in a row. It’s that good! I would drink it 3 times a day if I could. So I’m sharing with you because I love you so much.
And I really have to be honest with you here. This was the very first time I split a coconut by myself. And it was quite a comedy show for sure!
Of course I watched some YouTube videos. This one in particular is the one I watched. After draining the coconut I went to the garage. I tried the hammer thing. Nothing’s happening. The concrete floor was looking very hard and enticing. Do you know what’s coming next?
I took it and slammed it. Twice. Second time was the charm. It wasn’t a perfect cut but it worked.
I’m now the coconut opening pro. Feel free to hire me. $5 a coconut. *wink*
Thanks for being here friends!
Til we meet and eat again,
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Sparkling Blackberry Coconut Drink
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2/3 cup blackberries fresh or frozen
- 18 oz sparkling soda
- 12 oz coconut water
- handful fresh blackberries for garnish
- handful fresh sage for garnish
- Over medium heat bring water, sugar and blackberries to a slow boil. Turn down to low. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat to cool.
- In individual glasses arrange drink as follows: Pour 2 Tablespoons blackberry syrup mixture followed by handful of ice, 4 oz coconut water, 6 oz sparkling soda. Garnish with fresh blackberries and sage leaves.Enjoy!
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Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps says
Definitely can’t go wrong with coconut! Looks so refreshing Melanie!
Kathy @ Olives & Garlic says
It sounds so rerfeshing. Definitely a must try for me.
It really is refreshment at it’s finest. 🙂 Hope you give it at try!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
What a pretty color! It sounds delicious. I can see why you’ve had it 3 days in a row. And so impressed you can open your own coconut!
It did turn out pretty. That makes it even sweeter! 🙂
I’m pretty proud too. Gotta learn new things along the way, right?
Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! says
Love, love, love this. The use of cocnut water is seriosuly so smart. I am smitten, especially since sipping on this drink would make me dream of a beach… it doesn’t get much better than that ;). Pinned!
I’m doing some beach dreaming too! Thanks for pinning!
Helen @ Scrummy Lane says
I would gladly pay you $5 to open a coconut for me, Melanie, because I don’t think I’d be brave enough to try!
Although … it would be worth trying to get this wonderful drink out of it in the end. Love the blackberry and coconut combo!
Sounds like a deal Helen! We can share the drink. 🙂
Splitting coconuts open is definitely no joke! I remember getting sooo frustrated trying to bust open my first coconut. LOL. This is such a gorgeous and refreshing drink, Melanie! Love the combo of blackberries and coconut so much. 🙂
Thanks Sarah! Glad I’m not the only one who had trouble. 🙂 Glad you stopped by.
Ashley @ My Midwest Table says
I’ve never split a coconut before! Impressive that you were able to. You go, girl! This spritzer looks so refreshing and delicious!
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods says
This drink looks so refreshing. I have never attempted to open my own coconut. I’d probably be sent to the ER. I have some coconut water on hand so I can’t wait to try this! Pinning
Haha. You made me laugh. I can see why you mentioned the ER. 🙂 I definitely wasn’t being safe. Thanks for pinning Cindy!
Consuelo - Honey & Figs says
You can’t go wrong with coconut! I love love love the sound of this drink! Thanks for sharing Melanie!
MMmmmmm…so refreshing! I love the coconut water in it!
The pictures make me want to go back to the beach and have a few spritzers – perfect drink for a warm summers day – never tried to open a coconut before so will keep the garage floor trick in mind.
Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen says
Beautiful spritzer and the coconut water is such a nice touch!
Looks so refreshing and perfect for summer! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Mallory @ Chocolate with Grace says
These look so refreshing and pretty. I can’t get enough blackberries in the summer.
Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats says
These photos! Wow.. thats all I have to say Melanie.. absolutely gorgeous! Seriously just sucked me right in and then I saw the recipe. Its a must try.. pinned!
Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner says
Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend Melanie! I’ll be featuring this drink tomorrow night on my blog – it looks so refreshing!
Diane Ugo says
Stopping by from the Best of the Weekend link party. This looks so refreshing, pinning to my Drinks Anyone Pinterest board. Diane @ Mrs U Makes.