This festive, 4-ingredient Classic Champagne Cocktail is meant to be shared, so gather some of your friends together and pop a bottle of bubbly this holiday season.
What is a Classic Champagne Cocktail?
How do you make a Classic Champagne Cocktail?
Do I need to use champagne for this cocktail or will any sparkling wine do?
Ready to give this drink a go? Here are a few tips to make your champagne cocktail stand out this holiday season:
- Make sure your sparkling wine is well-chilled. Sparkling wine tastes best when it is cold.
- You do add sugar to this drink, but that doesn’t make up for bad wine, so don’t cheap out on your wine purchase. A trusted liquor store will be able to point you in the direction of a $20 bottle of brut sparkling wine that will work well with this cocktail.
- Pour small amounts of wine into the glass at a time, or you will end up with a foamy mess all over the counter. After the foam has subsided, continue pouring small amounts until the glass is full.
- Use chilled flutes, if possible, to keep your cocktails cool for a bit longer.
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- 1 sugar cube (brown or white)
- 5-6 drops of Angostura bitters
- Brut (dry) Champagne or sparkling wine
- Strips of lemon or orange peel, optional
- Soak sugar cube with 5-6 drops of bitters. Drop into champagne flute.
- Slowly pour Champagne into flute, pausing to let the foam subside. Continue filling until full.
- Garnish with citrus, if desired.