Happy New Year! This is the Professor. You might have noticed that it’s been a little quiet here at Smith Bites over the Holidays; Debra had a kidney stone and subsequent infection, but with mega doses of antibiotic and a little TLC, everything seems to be under control. Her energy is returning and we’ll be back to regular posting again soon.
To ring in the New Year, we’ve got a lovely Champagne Cocktail . . . with a twist . . . we’ve made a few of these and I think it’s safe to say that we liked it, we really liked it!
Adding a colorful bitters-soaked sugar cube to the bottom of the flute not only adds a beautiful color and terrific flavor but even more bubbles!
Simply place a sugar cube on the bottom of a Champagne flute or coupe glass. Douse the sugar cube with the bitters and fill the glass with Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist. How is that for an easy cocktail?
And no party is complete without the perfect playlist so I’ve put together a few of our favorites . . . Cheers, Salute, “Cin-Cin” or however you say it . . . here’s to a fantastic 2012 . . .
Happy New Year!
from Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All
Makes 1 drink
- 1 sugar cube
- 4-6 dashes of Angostura or other aromatic bitters
- Chilled Champagne
- Garnish: lemon twist
- Place the sugar cube on the bottom of a Champagne flute or coupe glass.
- Douse the sugar cube with the bitters and fill the glass with Champagne.
- Garnish with the lemon twist.