Champagne Cocktails are some of the simplest and best drinks for starting off a party. They’re bubbly and the aromatic bitters get your appetite going. And then there’s a hint of sweetness, but not so much that you’re in danger of drinking the whole thing in 2 gulps. Check out this video where I lead you through making a classic Champagne Cocktail, the first drink in my new book The Bubbly Bar.
Once you’ve mastered the basic recipe with Angostura bitters, there’s a world of possibilities for making the Champagne Cocktail more elaborate. For my Los Angeles Bubbly Bar launch party at The Edison, I doused sugar cubes in a variety of flavors including absinthe, Pama pomegranate liqueur and orange bitters. I arranged the pretty tinted cubes in rows on a silver tray and let guests customize their own drinks.