Champagne Cocktail

Champagne Cocktail Champagne Cocktail

Rating: 4.4 (63 votes)


Glass type: Champagne Glass

Taste: Bitter, Sweet

Skill level: Average

Main spirit: Brandy

Non-alcoholic alternative: Arnold Palmer


How to mix

Add cognac, bitters and sugar cube (white) into a chilled champagne glass. Top up with champagne. Garnish with orange.

About this drink

The first recipe citation for a Champagne cocktail goes back the "The Bar-Tenders Guide" written by Jerry Thomas in 1862. Thomas' 1862 book calls for shaking the ingredients, including the sparkling wine, which was surely a mistake since shaking carbonated drinks can get explosive.

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