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Ruby Bubbles | Photo: Mixicles

Sip Spotlight: Ruby Bubbles

Just a touch of bubbly can instantly fancy up a cocktail. This riff on a whiskey sour, topped with Champagne, gives you the feel of a French 75 but with a rye twist.

The base of the Blackberry Lemon Thyme Mixicles (found in our Distinctive Collection) provides tart, berry, and herbal notes to play with the spice and pepper of rye whiskey. The sourness of the lemon and blackberry in the Mixicles cube ties into the slightly sour taste of the Champagne. And the woody notes of the thyme tones down the sourness to just the right amount.

Try this quick sour topped with bubbles for a delicious and elegant cocktail that's a breeze to make!



  • 1 Blackberry Lemon Thyme Mixicles cube
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • Champagne
  • Blackberries or lemon twist for garnish

How to Mix (makes 2): Add the Mixicles cube, rye, simple, and lemon to a cocktail shaker, and shake until you can’t hear rattling. Add ice, shake for 10 more seconds, and strain into two chilled flutes or coupes. Top with Champagne and garnish with blackberries or a lemon twist. Enjoy!

Jen Morales is the co-founder of Cincinnati-based Mixicles, an all-natural, frozen, non-alcoholic botanical mixer that can be popped into any liquor, wine, champagne, etc for an instant cocktail. They can even used as a natural foundation for distinctive zero-proof drinks and smoothies. Learn more at