Chicago

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (10 ratings)

Serve in

Flute glass

Garnish:

Orange juice and caster sugar rim

How to make:

STIR first 3 ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass. TOP with sparkling wine.

2/3 fl oz Cognac (brandy)
1/12 fl oz Orange Curaçao liqueur
1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
3 fl oz Brut champagne or sparkling wine
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Review:

A sugar-crusted rim replaces the sugar cube in the classic Champagne Cocktail with extra interest thanks to a splash of orange liqueur.

Variant:

Brandy Crusta

History:

Adapted from a recipe in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.

CHICAGO COCKTAIL.
1 Dash Angostura Bitters.
1 Dash Curaçao.
2/3 Brandy.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. Frost edge of glass with castor sugar and fill with Champagne.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Nutrition:

112 calories

Alcohol content:

  • 1.2 standard drinks
  • 14.98% alc./vol. (29.96° proof)
  • 16.9 grams of pure alcohol
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