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Sparkling Cassis Aperitif

Yield 9 servings
Crème de cassis (krehm deuh kah-SEES) is a liqueur made with black currant syrup.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups currant juice
  • 3/4 cup crème de cassis (black currant-flavored liqueur)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups chilled sparkling water
  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle chilled Champagne
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries

Nutrition Information

  • calories 199
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.7 g
  • carbohydrate 24.5 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 6 mg
  • calcium 29 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large pitcher. Chill until ready to serve.

  2. Before serving, add sparkling water and Champagne to currant mixture; stir well. Divide blackberries evenly among 9 glasses. Top each serving with about 1 cup Champagne mixture. Serve immediately.