The old one two

Time 20 minutes
Yields Makes about 1 ½ quarts
The old one two
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
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The Old One Two is made with cognac, berries, lemon juice and sugar, then topped with Champagne. Just be sure to make a show of the Champagne — maybe pour it from an exaggerated height. With the bubbly and the berries, you could even call this enormous cocktail romantic. By design, it’s meant for more than one person. And it’s a lot more fun than two flutes of Champagne or a bottle of wine. Serve it in a large bowl surrounded by rose petals, if you’re into that sort of thing.


In a blender, combine the 40 blackberries, sugar and lemon juice and purée. Strain, removing any seeds and particles.


Place the purée with the cognac and ice in a large cocktail shaker and shake to chill for about 30 seconds.


Pour the mixture into a punch bowl and add ice. Top with sparkling wine, use a ladle to lightly stir, and garnish with plenty of blackberries and lemon wheels. Serve immediately.

Adapted from a recipe from Spare Room at the Roosevelt Hotel