Champagne. Strawberries. Champagne & Strawberries... ahhh, YUM!
2/3 oz / 2cl Grand Marnier
5 to 6 strawberries, minus stems and cut in half
Chilled champagne flutes
Sharp knife to slit in strawberries
Extra strawberries and small sprig of fresh mint for garnish
Advance preparation: Blend the strawberries, Grand Marnier and brandy for a few moments, or until smooth. Place in a covered container in the refrigerator for a few hours to chill.
Reprinted with permission from Cocktails for Wimps, © 2002 by Salvatore Calabrese, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photo © istock/Nick Free