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Champagne Royale

Yield 8 servings


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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.