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Champagne Cocktail

makes 1 drink

The inherent beauty of the Champagne Cocktail goes beyond its suave appearance and silken palate: it can also be 4 to 20 times cheaper than Champagne.

This recipe comes from Rob Chirico's Hair of the Dog. For more of Rob's great cocktails, buy his Field Guide to Cocktails.


1 dash Angostura bitters
1 sugar cube
Cold, dry Champagne
1 twist lemon peel


prep: 5 minutes
total: 5 minutes


Chilled Champagne glass


1. Add the dash of bitters to the sugar cube and let it soak in.

2. Place the cube in the bottom of a chilled Champagne glass and slowly pour in the Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist.


Champagne Normande: Add a teaspoon of Calvados to the basic recipe.

Kir Royale: Add a splash of crème de cassis to the Champagne.

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