Vodka-soacked raspberry bubbles
Nikau is world famous in Wellington for its great food, and this delicious champagne cocktail was the icing on the cake. It's the perfect spot to stop and rest weary shopping feet while on a girls' weekend away. Owner Paul Schrader first sampled this recipe in a Russian bakery in Melbourne 10 years ago.
- Use fresh or frozen berries, although frozen ones keep their shape better and are always available.
- Put the raspberries in the bottom of a screwtop jar then add equal measures of vodka and sugar syrup to cover them.
- Seal and leave for a week or so if you can be that patient, then serve with your favourite bubbles poured over.