Champagne Cocktail

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (59 ratings)

Serve in

Flute glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist (discarded)

How to make:

COAT sugar cube with bitters and drop into glass. POUR chilled cognac over soaked cube, then TOP with champagne.

1 cube Sugar cube
3 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
1 fl oz Cognac (brandy)
3 1/3 fl oz Brut champagne or sparkling wine
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Review:

This classic cocktail remains as popular as ever. Starts bone dry and becomes slightly sweeter as you reach the dissolving cube at the bottom, depending on how briskly you drink of course.

Variant:

Chicago
Prince of Wales cocktail
Casino Cocktail
Business Brace

History:

Our page on the history and alternative recipes for the Champagne Cocktail gives more information.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.6 standard drinks
  • 16.95% alc./vol. (33.9° proof)
  • 22.2 grams of pure alcohol
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Difford’s Guide to Cocktails Book 17th Edition image

Difford’s Guide to Cocktails Book 17th Edition

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Easy Jigger image

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The Easy Jigger® is a measure designed for use when making cocktails, primarily in the home but also by professional bartenders. It has a unique design

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