Best served beautifully chilled, of course, this is a light, eloquent summer cocktail to serve to friends. If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, try sparkling apple or elderflower pressé, both work beautifully.
You’l need (makes 6 glasses)
Champagne (or Prosecco, if you prefer)
½ cucumber (smaller the better here – if you can get your hands on a Lebanese cucumber, more’s the better)
480ml fresh clear apple juice
half a punnet of raspberries
Few sprigs of mint, leaves picked
Cut the cucumber into long thin strips and swirl 2 into each glass, fill halfway with apple juice, then top with champagne, a few raspberries, and some mint leaves.