The Champagne Cocktail was a favorite of the ’30s, and now it’s starting to come back. Adding a little elderflower liqueur brings it into the 21st century.
What to buy: St-Germain is an elderflower liqueur that has won over bartenders. It can be found at high-end liquor stores and online.
- 1 small sugar cube
- 10 dashes angostura bitters
- 1 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
- 6 ounces chilled brut sparkling wine
Soak the sugar cube with the bitters and place it in the bottom of a chilled champagne flute
. Add the elderflower liqueur, top with the sparkling wine, and serve.
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