Champagne Royale

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Ingredients

1 prickly pear
1 (750-milliliter) bottle champagne, chilled
1 cup fresh wild or cultivated blackberries

Preparation

Peel pear, and cut into chunks. In a food processor or blender, pulse pear until coarsely chopped. Pour through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, discarding pulp. Set juice aside.

For each serving, add 1 tablespoon prickly pear juice and several blackberries to each glass; fill with champagne.

Note: Two cups raspberries may be substituted for one prickly pear. In a food processor or blender,process raspberries until smooth. Pour through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, discarding seeds. Set juice aside. Proceed as directed.

Note:

March 2000