Thursday, December 23, 2010


With appetizers of course must come festive drinks, and although I admit that I'm not much of a drinker when the family breaks out the red foxes (champagne and cranberry juice) I'm always up for a glass. Or two.

E and I jumped into the world of champagne cocktails the other day and I don't think we will be jumping back out anytime soon. As a side note, after careful consideration I've come to the realization that I am not a fan of the champagne flute. The shorter glass is so much more glamorous. Does anyone else have a feeling one way or the other?

Champagne Cocktail Recipe
The Champagne Cocktail is one of the oldest known cocktails and one of the few that has retained its original name over the years.

6oz Champagne
1 sugar cube
dash bitters

Soak the sugar cube in the bitters for a few seconds. Put the cube into the bottom of a flute glass, then pour the Champagne over it. Usually garnished with a lemon twist.


Megan said...

I couldn't agree more about the champagne flute. Is it me, or do they seem dated in a bad way?
As for a champagne cocktail - I like them because you can get away with having one with breakfast. On special occasions, of course... ;-)

betsy and emily said...

Or on not special occasions, in hopes to make them special. Like right now..