Very Special Champagne Cocktail
Author/Submitted by: From the North Champagne & Ile de France regions of France.,
Bon Appetit/May 94
plus 2 tablespoons
Cognac or other brandy
Lemon peel strips
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.
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.)