It's that time after Christmas and before New Year's Eve where you might find yourself with some bottles of bubbly. Sure, you could tip back a glass of the good stuff, or you can get creative and concoct a champagne cocktail.
I realize some people consider the only true champagne to be from the Champagne region of France and that everything else is considered sparkling wine. Regardless, if you find yourself with a bottle of dry, sparkling wine whether or not it's labeled "champagne", it will do just fine in this recipe.
One of my favorite movies is Moonstruck and I remember in one scene, Cher's character Loretta and her father pour champagne to celebrate and they drop a sugar cube into the glasses. I later discovered that's part of what makes a champagne cocktail.
Some variations on the champagne cocktail add cognac to the mix. I kept it simple with this classic recipe.
3 dashes bitters
1 sugar cube
1. Place sugar cube at the bottom of a glass.
2. Pour bitters onto sugar cube.
3. Slowly fill glass with champagne.
Want to get even more creative with your cocktails?
Have you got too much champagne or a bottle that's gone flat?
Bottoms up, bon appetit and cheers!
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