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The Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe
Considered one of the earliest cocktails ever made, there's nothing quite like a classic champagne cocktail recipe when you feel like celebrating.
Author: Leslie @ playdatesparties.com
  • Sugar cubes
  • Angostura bitters
  • Cognac optional
  • Decent quality dry champagne
  1. Add a sugar cube to the bottom of a tall champagne flute.
  2. Douse the sugar cube with a splash or two of Angostura bitters.
  3. Optional: add a small splash of cognac
  4. Tip the flute at a slight angle and fill with champagne.
Recipe Notes

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!