Blackberry Whiskey Fizz: Imperial Fizz With Crown Royal!

Most traditional fizz recipes are made with vodka or gin, but the Imperial fizz features whiskey instead. So, you know I was inspired to make a blackberry whiskey fizz with Crown Royal blackberry whiskey! Itโ€™s fizzy, refreshing, and perfect for Spring and Summer sipping!

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Why Youโ€™ll Love This Recipe

With just 4 ingredients (plus ice) and a few minutes to throw it together, youโ€™ll love this blackberry whiskey fizz.

This Imperial fizz gets a lovely blackberry flavor thanks to the combination of actual fresh berries plus the use of Crown Royal blackberry whiskey. This seasonal offering is available in early Spring, so you can enjoy this cocktail for Easter, warm summer nights, and more!

The bubbly combination of sparkling water or soda, the freshness of the berries, and a little kiss of tart from the lemon (or lime) juice makes for a super refreshing drink.

two crown royal blackberry whiskey fizz drinks in front of the bottle

If you are loving this seasonal flavor and want more combinations, then take a look at my list of Blackberry Crown Recipes!

Blackberry Whiskey Fizz Ingredients

ingredients to make a blackberry whiskey fizz with crown royal
  • 2 ounces Crown blackberry whiskey
  • ยฝ ounce fresh lemon juice (or lime)
  • 3 fresh blackberries
  • 3 ounces blackberry sparkling water (or soda; see notes)
  • Ice cubes

Ingredient Tips and Substitutions

  • You can use another brand of blackberry whiskey or bourbon, or use regular and add ยฝ ounce of blackberry syrup or blackberry brandy in to compensate
  • Any blackberry or combination flavor of sparkling water works. I have blackberry raspberry (La Croix) but you can use blackberry lemonade (Aha) or anything similar
  • Instead of the blackberry sparkling water, you can use club soda, ginger ale (regular or blackberry flavor), or a lemon-lime soda such as Sprite or 7-Up. Prosecco is also great!
  • If you arenโ€™t using soda and prefer a sweeter cocktail, add ยฝ ounce simple syrup or agave to the drink
  • Garnishes are optional, but you can add a slice of lemon, a fresh blackberry, or a sprig of mint or basilย 

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Add the fresh blackberries to a lowball glass (such as a whiskey glass) and use a muddler, fork, or spoon to smash them until they release juice
add fresh blackberries to a lowball glass and muddle them
  1. Pour in the Crown blackberry whiskey and the lemon or lime juice, and stir to combine
pour crown royal blackberry whiskey and lemon juice over the muddled blackberries
  1. Fill the glass with ice (large cubes or crushed)
fill the blackberry whiskey fizz glass with ice
  1. Top with sparkling water
add sparkling water to the whiskey glasses
  1. Garnish with a fresh blackberry, slice of lemon, or mint sprig if desired, and enjoy!
overhead view of two blackberry whiskey fizz drinks with fresh lemon and blackberry skewer

More Recipes Featuring Blackberry Crown

Recipe FAQs

What is a Blackberry Whiskey Fizz?

A blackberry whiskey fizz is a refreshing cocktail made with whiskey, fresh blackberries, lemon juice, simple syrup (optional), and soda water, soda, or sparkling water. A fizz made with whiskey is often called an Imperial fizz.

Itโ€™s a delightful blend of sweet, tart, and bubbly flavors, perfect for enjoying on a warm day or as a festive drink for special occasions.

How Do You Make a Blackberry Whiskey Fizz?

To make a blackberry whiskey fizz, mash fresh blackberries in a glass, then add whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup (optional). Mix it well, then fill the glass with ice.

Top it off with soda water (or another carbonated ingredient of choice) and garnish with additional blackberries and a lemon wedge (if desired).

Can I Use Frozen Blackberries for a Blackberry Whiskey Fizz?

Yes, you can use frozen blackberries for a blackberry whiskey fizz.

Allow the blackberries to thaw slightly before muddling them to release their juices and flavor.

What Type of Whiskey Should I Use for a Blackberry Whiskey Fizz?

The choice of whiskey for a blackberry whiskey fizz depends on your preference. However, Crown Royalโ€™s spring seasonal blackberry whiskey is a great choice to further enhance the blackberry flavor.

Other bourbons, ryes, or blended whiskeys can all work well in this cocktail. Choose a whiskey with flavors that complement the sweetness of the blackberries and the tartness of the lemon juice. Blackberry brandy or another liqueur can be added for additional flavor.

Can I Make a Blackberry Whiskey Fizz Non-Alcoholic?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic mocktail version of a blackberry whiskey fizz by omitting the whiskey and increasing the amount of soda water or using a non-alcoholic whiskey alternative. Lemonade may also be used as a filler in lieu of the lemon juice.

Adjust the sweetness with additional simple syrup if needed.

How Can I Customize the Flavor of a Blackberry Whiskey Fizz?

You can customize the flavor of a blackberry whiskey fizz by experimenting with different fruits, herbs, or syrups.

For example, you can add a splash of orange liqueur for extra complexity or muddle fresh herbs like mint or basil for a herbal twist.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • Any lowball glass works well for this recipe. Good examples include whiskey glasses, rocks glasses, or old fashioned glasses, but anything similar will do!
  • Feel free to add some frozen blackberries in place of (or in addition to) the ice. This adds flavor and visual appeal, while also reducing dilution
  • If you want no seeds or chunks of fruit in your drink, smash the berries separately and strain before adding to the glass
blackberry whiskey fizz in front of a bottle of crown royal blackberry

Storage and Serving Tips

  • A whiskey fizz does not store well, due to the carbonated elements which will go flat, as well as the fresh fruit, and the ice which will cause dilution
  • To prepare in advance, you can mash the berries and mix the whiskey and lemon juice together up to 24 hours ahead of time (scale up for desired servings). Store in a pitcher in the refrigerator, then pour into individual glasses with ice and top with sparkling water for serving

More Fizz Recipes to Try

Final Thoughts

This blackberry whiskey fizz, or Imperial fizz, is a simple 4-ingredient cocktail that takes just a few minutes to throw together. That means itโ€™s perfect for entertaining, but also easy to enjoy any time you want a refreshing drink!

The blackberry flavor is perfect for Spring and Summer, and I love using the blackberry flavored Crown Royal whiskey to further enhance the flavor of this drink. Of course, since it can be hard to find, you can use other blackberry liqueurs or whiskey and flavoring as a substitute.

With the refreshing taste, fizzy bubbles, and bright flavors, this fizz is a quick and easy drink recipe thatโ€™s sure to become a favorite. Try it for Easter (for the adults) or at your next backyard barbecue!

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Blackberry Whiskey Fizz (Imperial Fizz With Crown)

This 4 ingredient blackberry whiskey (Imperial) fizz is the perfect drink for spring and summer! Crown Royal blackberry pairs perfectly with blackberry sparkling water for a refreshing sip!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 1
Calories 145 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
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  • 2 Ounces Crown Royal blackberry whiskey
  • ยฝ Ounce fresh lemon juice (or lime)
  • 3 Fresh blackberries
  • 3 Ounces blackberry sparkling water (or soda; see notes)
  • Ice cubes

Instructions
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  • Add the fresh blackberries to a lowball glass (such as a whiskey glass) and use a muddler, fork, or spoon to smash them until they release juice
    3 Fresh blackberries
  • Pour in the Crown blackberry whiskey and the lemon or lime juice, and stir to combine
    2 Ounces Crown Royal blackberry whiskey, ยฝ Ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Fill the glass with ice (large cubes or crushed)
    Ice cubes
  • Top with sparkling water
    3 Ounces blackberry sparkling water
  • Garnish with a fresh blackberry, slice of lemon, or mint sprig if desired, and enjoy!

Notes

  • You can use another brand of blackberry whiskey or bourbon, or use regular and add ยฝ ounce of blackberry syrup or blackberry brandy in to compensate
  • Any blackberry or combination flavor of sparkling water works. I have blackberry raspberry (La Croix) but you can use blackberry lemonade (Aha) or anything similar
  • Instead of the blackberry sparkling water, you can use club soda, ginger ale (regular or blackberry flavor), or a lemon-lime soda such as Sprite or 7-Up. Prosecco and sparkling apple cider are also great!
  • If you arenโ€™t using soda and prefer a sweeter cocktail, add ยฝ ounce simple syrup or agave to the drink
  • Any lowball glass works well for this recipe. Good examples include whiskey glasses, rocks glasses, or old fashioned glasses, but anything similar will do. You may need to adjust the amount of sparkling water based on glass (and ice) size
  • Feel free to add some frozen blackberries in place of (or in addition to) the ice. This adds flavor and visual appeal, while also reducing dilution
  • If you want no seeds or chunks of fruit in your drink, smash the berries separately and strain before adding to the glass
  • A whiskey fizz does not store well, due to the carbonated elements which will go flat, as well as the fresh fruit, and the ice which will cause dilution
  • To prepare in advance, you can mash the berries and mix the whiskey and lemon juice together up to 24 hours ahead of time (scale up for desired servings). Store in a pitcher in the refrigerator, then pour into individual glasses with ice and top with sparkling water for serving
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand and flavor of ingredients, any garnishes added, and quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only
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Nutrition

Serving: 185gCalories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 3.8gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.2gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 1.8gVitamin A: 10.4IUVitamin C: 11.9mgCalcium: 9.1mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword blackberry cocktails, blackberry cocktails with whiskey, blackberry drink alcohol, blackberry fizz, blackberry imperial fizz, blackberry whiskey fizz, crown royal blackberry cocktails
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