Champagne Cocktail with Summer Fruit
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Serves: glass of bubbly
 
Refreshing summertime Champagne cocktail with fresh, seasonal fruits! Perfect for a 3-Day weekend kicking-off summer, and patriotic in honor of those who served our country.
What to get:
  • 1 bottle Brut Champagne, or sparkling wine, chilled (we use about 4 oz/serving)
  • 1 ounce Blackberry Brandy
  • 2 ounces sparkling mineral water (such as Arrowhead, I prefer the lime flavor)
  • fresh ripe cherries, halved and pitted
  • fresh blueberries
  • fresh white raspberries
  • ice cubes
  • *skewers or long toothpicks for fruit garnish, optional
What to do:
  1. In festive cocktail glasses combine Champagne, sparkling water, blackberry brandy & couple of ice cubes.
  2. Add in some of each fruit, and garnish with skewer with a cherry, raspberry & mint leaf.
  3. Drink.
  4. See, I told you it was easy!
Notes:
I prefer a non-sweet Champagne such as a Brut or blah de noirs, but if you a have a cocktail sweet tooth, then you can use a less dry variety (like ‘dry’ etc) . . . though the addition of the blackberry brandy & the ripe fruit will sweeten the deal a bit more anyhow.
Serving size: drink responsibly!
Recipe by the dinnervine at http://www.dinnervine.com/2012/05/champagne-cocktail/