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Very Special Champagne Cocktail

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Category: Beverages

 Ingredients List

  • 2 (1/2 pint) baskets fresh
  • -raspberries
  • 2 tb Sugar
  • 1/2 c Plus 2 T raspberry liqueur
  • 1/4 c Cognac or other brandy
  • 8 Sugar cubes
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle chilled
  • -brut Champagne
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Lemon peel strips


Combine 2 baskets raspberries and 2 tablespoons sugar in medium bowl. Mash
berries lightly with fork. Let stand 15 minutes. Mix in liqueur and
brandy. Pour into jar. Cover and let stand in dark cupboard 3 days. Strain
raspberry mixture, pressing on solids with spoon to extract as much liquid
as possible. (Can be made 1 month ahead. Cover and chill.)

Place one sugar cube in each of eight 6-oz Champagne flutes. Pour 2
tablespoons raspberry mixture over each sugar cube. Pour Champagne over to
fill glasses. Garnish each with raspberries and lemon peel.

From the North Champagne & Ile de France regions of France. Bon Appetit/May
94 Typed by Didi Pahl

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