Pure Indulgence

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 6 people

This pretty cup comes courtesy of star bartender Alexx Swainston. It's best prepared at least a couple of hours ahead of serving.

  • ½ cup strawberries, thickly sliced
  • ½ cup cherries, pitted and halved
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • 100 ml Rémy Martin or other Cognac
  • 100 gm caster sugar
  • 2 750ml bottles of Champagne or sparkling wine, chilled (see note)
01   Gently simmer berries with Cognac, sugar and 1 cup water for 10 minutes, then chill.
02   To serve, mix berry syrup with Champagne.

Note Alexx Swainston favours Piper Heidsieck or Pol Roger Champagnes for their persistent bead (or, in other words, bubbles).

Recipe:

PAT NOURSE

Photography:

BEN DEARNLEY

Styling:

ELODIE RAMBAUD

FEATURED IN

Nov 2007

Nov 2007

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