the sweet taste of summer ~ champagne & tarragon blackberries

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~ champagne & tarragon blackberries ~

A ridiculously easy and wonderfully elegant dessert. The flavor combination is truly sensational. Hold on to your hat!

I got the idea for this dessert out of one of my favorite cookbooks, Kitchen Express, by Mark Bittman. I’ll definitely be serving this at our next dinner party.

1 quart blackberries

3 Tablespoons sugar

3 teaspoons to 3 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon

1 to 2 cups sweet champagne

edible flowers for garnish

Combine the blackberries, sugar, tarragon and champagne in a medium sized glass bowl. Allow to sit at room temperature for a half hour. Serve in pretty dessert cups or champagne glasses with your favorite sugar cookie. We like Buckingham Palace shortbread. I’ll be sharing that recipe for my next TeaTime Tuesday post! Stay tuned 🙂



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  4 comments for “the sweet taste of summer ~ champagne & tarragon blackberries

  1. May 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Mmm, my parents would adore these… blackberries, at least the nice, wild ones aren’t ready for a few more months yet. You can get them from the store but they’re so darn sharp 🙁

    • Melissa
      May 31, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      Hi Charles! our wild blackberries aren’t ready yet either. Luckily the organic ones from the natural food store are good…very sweet and ripe. Kind of pricey, but worth it for a special occasion 🙂 xo

  2. June 1, 2012 at 11:42 am

    This definitely says ‘summer’!

    And so easy…wow. I love it.

    • Melissa
      June 1, 2012 at 11:44 am

      thanks Carrie! 🙂 hope you enjoy it. xo

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