Cheers to love! A champagne cocktail for Valentine's Day

    Valentine's Day is the perfect holiday to celebrate happiness and toast love. And what’s better than a sparkling champagne cocktail?

    Champagne cocktail with blackberries and thyme


    2/3 cup of blackberries 2/3 cup of sugar dash of lemon juice 3 teaspoons of water champagne sprigs of thyme


    1. First, make blackberry syrup. Wash and dry fruit, and bring to a boil with 2 teaspoons of water. Then, puree and pass through a sieve.

    2. Next, place sugar, dash of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of water pureed blackberries in a pot. Bring to a boil until the consistency is similar to syrup.  Remove from heat, cool and chill.  

    4. Add 2 tablespoons of chilled blackberry syrup to each glass and top up with champagne. 

    5. Garnish with a sprig of thyme and whole blackberries.

    Tip: Frozen blackberries can also be used.

     Have fun toasting and enjoying the day with the ones you love!


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