Blackberry Champagne Cocktail
- 4 blackberries, quartered
- 1/4 cup triple sec
- 4 sugar cubes
- Angostura bitters as needed
- 1 bottle (750ml) Champagne, Prosecco or other dry sparkling white wine,
Place 1 sugar cube in each of 4 Champagne flutes and add 1 or 2 dashes of bitters to each one. Spoon 4 pieces of marinated blackberry into each flute. Top with Champagne and serve immediately. Serves 4.
Black Raspberry Champagne Cocktail: Substitute 8 halved black raspberries for the blackberries and Chambord for the triple sec. Garnish with black raspberries.
Red Raspberry Champagne Cocktail: Substitute 8 halved red raspberries for the blackberries and framboise for the triple sec. Garnish with red raspberries.
Blackberry Kir Royale: Substitute 3 Tbs. crème de cassis for the triple sec. Omit the sugar cubes and Angostura bitters.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Breakfast and Brunch, by Georgeanne Brennan, Elinor Klivans, Jordan Mackay and Charles Pierce (Oxmoor House, 2007).