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Champagne Velvet

Why not make your fizz a bit fruity this festive season?  

A fabulous fizzy cocktail to welcome your party, this variation on a Bucks fizz, with blackberry flavoured syrup can make a glass of sparkling wine taste sweet and delicious!

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS:

175g / 6oz blackberries

50g / 2oz caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp

6 tbsp brandy

1 bottle chilled Champagne or sparkling wine

WHAT TO DO:

  • Reserve six of the blackberries and put to one side for decoration. Place the remaining blackberries with 50g caster sugar in a saucepan. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved then simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sauce has thickened slightly and is syrupy
  • Sieve the blackberry syrup over a bowl, gently pressing with the back of a spoon. Discard the fruit pulp. Chill the syrup
  • Place a little of the syrup on a saucer and the remaining caster sugar on another saucer. Dip the rim of each of 6 champagne glasses first in the blackberry syrup, then in the caster sugar
  • Blend the brandy with the remaining blackberry syrup and pour a couple of tablespoons of this into 6 Champagne flutes. Top with the chilled Champagne or sparkling wine. Skewer a blackberry with a cocktail stick and place on top of each glass. Serve immediately.

Recipe from www.seasonalberries.co.uk/recipes

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