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The old one two

Time 20 minutes
Yields Makes about 1 ½ quarts
The old one two
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
1

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

2

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

3

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

Jenn Harris is a senior writer for the Food section and is also the fried chicken queen of L.A. She has a BA in literary journalism from UCI and an MA in journalism from USC. Follow her @Jenn_Harris_.
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