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Classic Champange Cocktail

By Harvey Johnson

Ingredients

1 Demerara Sugar Cube

2-4 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

25ml Cognac

Champagne

Orange Twist to Garnish

Times:

Prep: 2 Minutes

Make: 30 Seconds

Total: 2 Minutes and 30 Seconds

Calories:

87 Calories

Allergens:

Contains sulphites

Servings:

Serves 1

A French staple, the Classic Champagne Cocktail consists of a single demerara sugar cube, soaked in angostura bitters, submerged in a shot of cognac and topped with champagne.

Ingredients

1 Demerara Sugar Cube

2-4 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

25ml Cognac

Champagne

Orange Twist to Garnish

Method

Chill your champagne glass in the freezer or fill it with ice.

After around 4-5 minutes, take your chilled glass out of the freezer or empty it of ice.

Place your sugar cube in the bottom of the glass, and soak it with a few good dashes of Angostura bitters.

Using your jigger to measure, add the cognac to your glass before topping with chilled champagne.

Garnish with an orange twist.

Serve and enjoy!

Equipment

Jigger/Measure
Ice

History

Considered the first evolved drink by drink historian David Wondrich, the Champagne Cocktail dates back to 1850. This cocktail is from a period before cocktails and their recipes started being recorded, making it one of the first to be written down in its form and talked about in the media at the time. It was probably drunk long before the first written example was found but after that it’s popularity grew and the cocktail spread quickly across the states.

Pop Fiction Fact: Humphry Bogart was drinking a Champagne Cocktail in Casablanca when he delivered the line ‘Here’s looking at you, kid’.