love potions

Rick Tramoto and Gale Gand are Chef/Owners of the new progressive French restaurant Tru in Chicago. Combine this sweet and peppery elixir with Champagne and you will be sure to tantalize your tru' love.

tru rose

Yield: 1 cocktail

  • 6 ounces Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve
  • 4 drops raspberry-pink peppercorn purée

For the raspberry-pink peppercorn purée

  • ¾ cup raspberries
  • ½ teaspoon pink peppercorns
  • ¼ cup simple syrup

In a blender, purée together the raspberries, pink peppercorns and simple syrup. Strain through a fine strainer.

Pour 6 ounces of champagne in a glass and carefully add the drops of purée. The drink will froth up a bit and blush.