Herbal Summer Cocktails: Geranium Rose Champagne Cocktail

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<em>Makes 1 drink</em>
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This well-known cocktail has a bit of a twist to it in honor of this 2006 Herb of the Year, scented geraniums. Their perfume and flavor add interest to many dishes — just be careful to use judiciously and not overwhelm. Kir is a classic French cocktail made with white wine and cassis (black currant liqueur), while Kir Royale is champagne with cassis.</p>
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<li>Scant ½ ounce <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/cooking-methods/sweet-herbal-syrup.aspx”>rose geranium syrup</a>
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<li>Scant ½ ounce cassis</li>
<li>Champagne, well-chilled</li>
<li>1 rose geranium flower or small leaf</li>
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<li>Pour syrup and cassis into a champagne flute and pour in just a bit of champagne. It will bubble up and want to spill over. After bubbling subsides, carefully fill glass with champagne.</li>
<li>Garnish with a blossom or leaf and serve immediately. Use ginger ale or sparkling white grape juice for a nonalcoholic version.</li>
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<em>Susan Belsinger is a frequent contributor who loves to sip herbal cocktails in her Maryland home.</em>
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<p>Click here for the original article, <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/cooking-methods/good-vibrations-with-herbal-libations.aspx”>Herbal Summer Cocktails.</a>
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