Champagne cocktails always make a dashing way to embark on the evening. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, this one comes to us from France, a country that knows a thing or two about romance. The recipe combines the finesse of Cognac, the seductiveness of Chambord (a raspberry liqueur), and the effervescent charm of Champagne all in one drink.
For each cocktail:
3/4 ounce Cognac
1/4 ounce Chambord or crème de cassis
Chilled Champagne or sparkling wine
1 raspberry, optional
Pour the Cognac and Chambord into a flute. Fill the flute with Champagne. Garnish with a toothpick-speared raspberry, if you like.
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Relish wine and cocktails columnist Wini Moranville is the author of The Bonne Femme Cookbook: Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day.