Considered one of the earliest cocktails ever made, there's nothing quite like a classic champagne cocktail recipe when you feel like celebrating.
Decent quality dry champagne
Add a sugar cube to the bottom of a tall champagne flute.
Douse the sugar cube with a splash or two of Angostura bitters.
Optional: add a small splash of cognac
Tip the flute at a slight angle and fill with champagne.
Tips for Making a Delicious Classic Champagne Cocktail:
- Don't use expensive champagne. Good champagne is best consumed and appreciated on it's own. A mid-quality brut champagne is perfect for champagne cocktails.
- Skip the sweet champagne and Prosecco. Adding the sugar cube will make it sweet enough.
- Make sure your champagne, flute, and cognac (if using) are thoroughly chilled.
- Tall flutes are best for Champagne cocktails, because they encourage the release of additional bubbles.
- Slightly tip your champagne flute while pouring, to avoid releasing all the bubbles in a frothy head. You want the bubbles to last as long as possible!