Champagne Cocktail

According to cocktail historian David Wondrich, this drink was so popular in the late 1800s that celebrated bartender Jerry Thomas ordered 100 cases of Champagne at a time to keep his bar stocked.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • 5 ounces chilled Champagne
  • 1 lemon twist
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 1 sugar cube

How to make this recipe

  1. Pour the Champagne into a chilled flute. Sprinkle the bitters on the sugar cube and add it to the flute. Garnish with the lemon twist.

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