Blackberry Thyme Champagne Cocktail

you know when your favorite pair of jeans has a hole in the butt because you’ve loved them half to death and you’re standing in your closet at 730 on a tuesday morning, coffee mug in hand, trying to decide if you want your dignity more than you want to wear those jeans?


no? me either.

ok, so check these out. these are my silent scream to mother nature saying, i want spring. do you know that i almost fell off the treadmill the other day? and it’s all springs fault. there wasn’t a hot guy distracting me. i think i found the only gym where the only thing to gawk at is the lululemon outfits apparently every girl in my gym has. when people are like, “those workout pants are so cute, where did you get them?” i’m like, “marshall’s….it’s like a sister-cousin store of luluelmon…” – and then i run away.


i zoned out running and i just almost fell off. it was that simple. my foot had a bout of tourette’s and decided to veer off course. i caught myself, gracefully, which included a half scream, my headphones yanking out of my ears and awkwardly catching myself on what i now call the treadmill’s “guardrails,” formerly known as weird handlebar things.


anyway, here is a recipe to distract your soul from the neverending damp-cold-that-seeps-into-your-bones-and-gets-comfy. chicago, maybe you should be a little less hospitable, then maybe our friends sunshine and heat could join the party.

i gotta go buy some new jeans. or return my dignity.


Blackberry Thyme Champagne Cocktail
  • 1/3 cup blackberries, plus 8 to 10 more for garnish
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons agave
  • 1 bottle of Prosecco (or champagne, but prosecco is queen)
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  1. In a small saucepan, bring the blackberries, water and agave to a boil. Turn to low and let simmer for 10 minutes. Strain blackberries and let syrup cool.
  2. Add 2 tbsp. of syrup to the bottom of each glass. Top with champagne and add in a sprig of thyme and 2 blackberries, stir and sip!

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