Any combination of berries or cherries (or nectarines or peaches, for that matter) can be used in this sparkling dessert. Several colors make the prettiest presentation, but single-berry ambrosia is delicious too. Nonalcoholic champagne can be substituted for the real thing.
Active Time: 15 minutes |
Total Time: 45 minutes (includes chilling time)
1/4 cup honey, preferably berry-blossom honey
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 large sprigs fresh mint, plus 6 smaller sprigs for garnish
2 1/2 pints mixed fresh berries, such as red or golden raspberries, blueberries, tiny strawberries, blackberries, pitted Bing or Queen Anne cherries
2 cups chilled Champagne, or other sparkling white wine
Combine honey, lime juice and large mint sprigs in a small saucepan; warm over low heat just until the honey melts. Remove from the heat and let steep for 5 minutes; discard the mint.
Place the fruit in a large bowl, pour the honey mixture over and stir gently to combine. Divide the berry mixture among 6 individual goblets or dessert dishes and refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 1 hour.
Just before serving, pour the Champagne (or other sparkling wine) over the fruit. Garnish each serving with a sprig of mint and serve.
Per serving :
1 g Fat;
0 g Sat;
0 g Mono;
0 mg Cholesterol;
27 g Carbohydrates;
1 g Protein;
4 g Fiber;
2 mg Sodium;
150 mg Potassium