If you are looking for a drink with a proper pedigree, you should look no further than the classic Champagne cocktail. First dating back to 1862, when cocktail superstar Jerry Thomas published an early recipe, it was made into a classic when John Dougherty added brandy into the mix in 1889.
Classic Champagne Cocktail (per drink)
- 1 cane sugar cube
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 15ml Courvoisier
- 100ml Champagne
Place a sugar cube in the bottom of the glass, wet it with bitters. Pour brandy over the sugar cube so it starts to dissolve. Top up with champagne, garnish with metallic gold leaves!
Traditonally, the drink would have been served in a goblet, and in modern times you would usually serve the drink in a Champagne flute. However, the coupes are a nice alternative.
Get creative – you can try different bitters and liqueurs to find your perfect Champagne cocktail!
Enjoy (responsibly) x