Sparkling Cassis Aperitif

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

Yield:

9 servings

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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

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.

Cynthia Nicholson,

Cooking Light

July 2006
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