Champagne Cocktail

Friday, September 16, 2011

What could be more Parisian, or delicious, than a Champagne cocktail? A touch of Angostura bitters and a sugar cube gently fizzing into a flute is precisely what a Friday calls for!


Champagne Cocktail

Soak one raw sugar cube (or the contents of one packet) in Angostura bitters. Fill flute slowly with Champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.

Notes: This just might be the simplest cocktail recipe I've featured, and certainly one of the loveliest. It was featured in Jerry Thomas' The Bon-Vivant's Companion, the first cocktail book published in the United States in 1862, and while it's a classic on its own, it's also delicious with a splash of Calvados! Cheers!


Photo from Field Guide to Cocktails by Rob Chirico.



P.S. I realized yesterday after poking around behind the scenes that Wednesday was my thousandth post-where has the time gone?! I wanted to thank each and every one of you for visiting; here's to many more gorgeous weddings and classic cocktails!

36 comments:

  1. Now this is the only way to properly usher in the weekend!
    I will be enjoying one in your honor tonight my friend!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  2. I was hoping for something with champagne! :) Happy 1002nd post, and cheers to many more! Have a great weekend!
    Lisa xoxo

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  3. champagne is the perfect way to celebrate all of your posts :) ! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  4. Yes! I SO agree champagne on a Friday is indeed the perfect cocktail. Also this little recipe sounds divine. I can't wait to try it. Happy Friday hun!! xo veronika

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  5. Oh wow! 1000 posts! you go girl, thats awesome! Definatly a reason to make one of these delish drinks to celebrate!

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  6. 1000 wonderfully curated posts!!! so exciting - i do believe champagne is a perfect way to celebrate :)

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  7. This sounds lovely indeed! And congrats on you 1000th post! Here's to many more...xx

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  8. Congrats on your thousandth post! That is amazing! And you should go make yourself one of those champagne cocktails right this minute. No matter that it's nine in the morning. ;)

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  9. Congrats and many more! Sounds like you should make this cocktail tonight to celebrate!

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  10. Whoo hoo! Happy 1000th post, Lena - I'm way way behind you :-) Time to celebrate with some champagne cocktails!

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  11. Sounds delicious. I'm sorry I drink more juvenile things at the moment, as chronicled in my latest entry. lol

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  12. You know I'd love a champagne cocktail to kick off the weekend :)

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  13. Sounds refreshing and useful right about now.

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  14. Gah, I need one (or five). Longest week ever and my weekend is all travel (venue visits!). Happy 1,000, gorgeous gal. I don't know what I'd do without you in this land-o-blogs.

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  15. Congratlations on your 1000th post!
    Have a sparkly weekend with champagne and all;-)

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  16. This is one of my favorite drinks! Have a great weekend doll! xo -Taj

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  17. Yay for 1000 posts! Have you tried celebrating with Wilson Creek Almond Champagne? I know it sounds weird but it's super duper delicious.

    That's right super duper.

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  18. Yum! I could go for one of these right about now :)

    Happt Friday!
    Signe

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  19. I read your tweet about this post and laughed out loud. Hope you enjoy your weekend. :]

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  20. love this!! congrats on the thousanth post, doll!

    xo

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  21. wow one thousand posts! This call for a drink...or two :)

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  22. Congrats on your thousandth post, I love reading all of your lovely posts!!

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  23. yum! i'm thinking this might go down right tomorrow (sunday) afternoon...

    xo,
    c

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  24. oooh this is such a great cocktail recipe... champagne cocktails are also perfect for a fun sunday brunch :)

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  25. Another yummy drink! Hope you had a great weekend. xo style, she wrote

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  26. 1000 posts?! WOW. Congrats on that milestone and keep em' coming, especially the cocktails!

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  27. oh man i love champagne! i am writing this one down!

    life spelled jen

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  28. I enjoyed reading your work. I'll come back for more

    Keep up the good work :) from TheStillery, a stuart bar in Florida

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