Champagne Celebration

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This cocktail debuted in Las Vegas on the Bellagio hotel's first holiday menu and should accompany the toast, "To good health, good fortune, and infinite happiness!" Created by Tony Abou-Ganim, the Modern Mixologist.

From 101 Champagne Cocktails, by Kim Haasarud

Ingredients:

  • 1 sugar cube
  • Peychaud's bitters
  • ½ ounce Hennessy VSOP Cognac
  • ½ ounce Cointreau
  • Chilled Schramsberg sparkling wine or champagne
  • Long orange twist, for garnish

  • Soak the sugar cube in Peychaud's bitters and drop into a champagne flute. Add the cognac and Cointreau. Slowly fill with sparkling wine or champagne and garnish with long orange twist.