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French Flirt

2 cups (16 ounces) Alize Gold Passion liqueur or other passion fruit liqueur

1/2 cup (4 ounces) Chambord

1/2 cup (2 ounces) Canton Delicate Ginger Liqueur

Two 750-ml Bottles (50.8 ounces) icy-cold brut Champagne or sparkling wine

Garnish: 12 fresh raspberries plus 12 small edible flowers (optional)

This drink is perfect for daytime festivities, from brunches to lunches, to weddings ... but then again, it's also a great aperitif. The blend of passion fruit, black raspberry and a kiss of ginger is intensely exotic and just the thing for special occasions. If you don't have tall champagne flutes, use white wine glasses.

Combine the Passion liqueur, Chambord and ginger liqueur in a pitcher that holds at least 80 ounces; stir well. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Just before serving, slowly add Champagne, tilting the pitcher and pouring onto the pitcher's side to retain as much effervescence as possible. Stir gently to combine.

Pour into 7-ounce flutes or wineglasses; drop a raspberry into each serving. If desired, float an edible flower in each serving.

Makes 12 6-ounce servings.

— Recipe from "Pitcher Drinks," by Sharon Tyler Herbst