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We Become Guest #MaidensofMurder | Sparkling Cocktail Recipe (Cyanide Not Included!)

Hello dear readers!

We are SO very excited and honored to be guest Maidens this month with our Instagram friends over at @maidensofmurder! The Maidens have been reading several Agatha Christie books each month, and we are joining them for their July read of Sparkling Cyanide. In honor of this read, we are going to be featuring a Sparkling Cyanide-themed post each Thursday this month and will have our recap of this read on the blog in a few weeks, as well as a discussion of the book over on Instagram.

Though Agatha herself preferred to sip a bit of cream over cocktails, a nice bubbly drink seems like the perfect place to hide a little poison (if you're an Agatha murderer, that is) so in honor of this weapon of choice from our featured July read, we give you a little cocktail recipe to sip as you (hopefully!) read along with the Maidens this month!

(image from Style Me Pretty)
Blackberry Thyme Champagne Cocktail
(recipe from Style Me Pretty Living)

1/3 cup blackberries, plus 8 more for garnish
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1 bottle Prosecco or champagne
4 sprigs of fresh thyme

1. In a small saucepan, bring the blackberries, water, and sugar 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 4 glasses. Top with champagne and add in a sprig of thyme and 2 blackberries.

3. Make sure none of your friends are murderers then hand out drinks ;)

Happy sipping and reading!

-A. & E.
1 comment on "We Become Guest #MaidensofMurder | Sparkling Cocktail Recipe (Cyanide Not Included!)"
  1. That recipe sounds delicious! πŸΈπŸ’€