Sparkling Cassis Aperitif

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

Yield: 9 servings
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 199
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 24.5g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 6mg
  • Calcium: 29mg


  • 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


  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.
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