9 cl of Champagne wine
1 cl of cognac
1 sugar cube5 grams
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
1 Maraschino cherry
1 orange slice
The Champagne Cocktail is one of those drinks you fall in love with at first sip.
The recipe of this historic cocktail is simple, but of an addictive simplicity: you put a sugar cube in a champagne flute, drop two drops of Angostura, add a Cognac shot and then fill with a fall of Champagne.
Observing bubbles slowly fill the glass and exploding in a foam full of hypnotic perfumes is a ritual that never ceases to amaze.
If Champagne alone is lovely nectar, by adding a sweet touch, a bitter one and the warmth of Cognac, it becomes a small masterpiece. What is lost in finesse and varietal purity is gained in pleasantness.
The Cocktail Champagne is ideal for brunches, cocktails parties, and great events; for the perfect success of the drink, prepare it in bowls, adjusting the proportions of the ingredients and putting inside abundant orange slices.
Cocktail Champagne ingredients
- 9 cl of Champagne
- 1 sugar cube
- 2 dashes of Angostura
- 1 cl Cognac
- orange slice and maraschino cherry as a garnish
How to make the perfect Champagne Cocktail
As said before, like all sparkling cocktails it’s better if prepared in large quantities, so do not be stingy.
In a flute put the sugar cube, caress with 2 drops of Angostura, pour 1 cl of Cognac and then fill with Champagne.
The original recipe prescribes a lemon peel as a garnish, but it’s become common to put a cherry and an orange slice.
Champagne Cocktail’s history
We have info about the drink since the first half of 1800, and although we don’t know its origin, it has always been considered the most elegant cocktail. Even Mark Twain quotes it in a “sparkling” dialogue of the novel “The Innocents Abroad”.
The first written recipe is found, as usual, in the Bible of cocktails: The Bartender’s Guide by Jerry Thomas.