Classic Champagne Cocktail

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Nothing says "celebration" like the sound of champagne corks popping, and cocktails made with sparkling wine are the perfect libations at festive occasions. They're crisp, fresh, fizzy and delicious. In her beautiful little book, Kim Haasarud, the Liquid Chef™, gives you 101 different stylish ways to celebrate with champagne and sparkling wine. Here are a few of our favorites – perfect for bringing in the New Year.

From 101 Champagne Cocktails, by Kim Haasarud

  • The champagne shines through in this classic – with a hint of added flavor from spirits, bitters and citrus peels.

Ingredients:

  • 1 sugar cube
  • Angostura bitters
  • Schramsberg sparkling wine or champagne
  • Lemon or orange twist, for garnish

Soak the sugar cube in Angostura bitters and drop into a champagne flute. Top with a Schramsberg sparkling wine or champagne. Garnish with a lemon or orange twist.

Modern Champagne Cocktail

Instead of Angostura bitters, use Stirrings Blood Orange bitters and a long orange twist.