Simple using sparkling water makes this a delicious summer party drink. If you wish to make it more celebratory, use sparkling white wine.
1 3/4 measure cognac
¼ measure crème de Mure
¼ measure lemon juice
1 tsp caster sugar
Soda water or sparkling wine, chilled
Frozen blackcurrants or berries, to decorate
1. Shake the first four ingredients over ice until well frosted.
2. Strain into a tall chilled cocktail glass and top up with soda water or wine.
3. Dress with fruit.