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Advocate staff photo by CHARLES CHAMPAGNE -- Grilled Peach Champagne Cocktail

Grilled Peach Champagne Cocktail

Serves 1. Recipe is by Adam Seger.

Cold sparkling wine

Chilled Balsma American Amaro

Bite-sized chuck of grilled peach

1. Chill a champagne flute and a bottle of Balsam Amaro. To make cocktail, fill flute with cold sparkling wine. Top with 3/4 ounce chilled amaro.

2. Drop a bite-sized piece of grilled peach into flute and serve.

To grill peaches: Cut fresh peaches in half and remove pits. Can quarter peach if pits cling. Grill peaches until sugars caramelize and begin to bubble, but don’t let it burn.