The Champagne Cocktail

Champagne has always been seen as a special drink for special times, and when done up as a cocktail, it just seems to take on additional celebratory qualities. This cocktail first appears in Jerry Thomas's "How To Mix Drinks", which is the oldest known book of cocktail recipes, and is perhaps the only cocktail recipe in that publication which you would find by name in a modern book. The Champagne Cocktail is arguably the easiest cocktail to make, with virtually no additional equipment required.

  • 180ml chilled champagne
  • 1 cube sugar
  • Angostura bitters

Method: Soak sugar cube with Angostura bitters. Place the cube in the bottom of a champagne flute. Fill with champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist. - notes partially sourced from