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Cupid's Kiss Champagne Cocktail recipe in two flutes on a mirrored tray

Cupid's Kiss Champagne Cocktail

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This shrub cocktail recipe comes from the cookbook Romancing the Stove. It's perfect for Valentine's Day or any romantic occasion. 
Course aperitif, cocktails
Cuisine American
Dish Type Cocktail
Cooking Style Mixology
Seasonal Valentine's Day
Ingredient Champagne, raspberry
Prep Time 5 mins
Marinating Time 30 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 2 servings
Author Amy Reiley


  • 2 tbsp balsamic fruit syrup
  • 10 oz Brut Champagne or sparkling wine

for the balsamic fruit syrup

  • 1/2 cup thawed frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup thawed frozen strawberries
  • 3-4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar


  • Marinate fruit and 3 tbsp sugar in the balsamic for 30 minutes-1 hour.
  • Taste mixture, and if it is not sweet enough, stir in additional sugar 1 tsp at a time, up to 3 tsp, allowing fruit to marinate for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Strain to remove seeds, pressing fruit against the strainer to release all the juice. Store juice in the refrigerator until serving.