Since the early 1900’s French 75 cocktails have been making regular appearances at weddings, birthdays, New Years eve celebrations and Friday night work drinks! Named after the French 75mm howitzer gun, its a firm favourite for Champagne and Gin drinkers alike.
125ml of Champagne (You can use Cremant if you want to save a bit of money)
Orange peel to garnish (optional)
How to make a Champagne Cocktail
Place the sugar cube in the bottom of a Champagne glass (A saucer style glass is recommended)
Put 5 drops of Angostura Bitters onto the sugar cube and let it soak in for a couple of minutes
Add the Brandy into the glass
Top up the glass with Champagne
Float a coin shaped piece of Orange peel to garnish (optional)
What Does A Champagne Cocktail taste like?
Champagne has base citrus aromas combined with tertiary notes of biscuit and bread. Champagne is dry and very acidic. When combined with the sugar cube and Brandy it combines to provide well balanced fruitiness. The Angostura Bitters levels out the Champagne Cocktail to bring a perfect combination of citrus, sweet and bitterness. Brandy has been used for centuries as a base ingredient to make many of worlds most popular cocktails.
Alternatives to a Champagne Cocktail
If Champagne or Brandy is not your thing then there are some alternatives to a Champagne Cocktail. For those who like Creme De Cassis try a Kir Royale. Alternatively a Sparkling French Martini might tickle your fancy.
What is Does Brandy Taste Like?
Brandy is a fruity wine liqueur which has a floral aroma with a combination of fresh and dried fruit and citrus zest flavours. Brandy is aged in oak barrels which gives it body and complexity. Depending what base fruit it has been made from will determine the flavour profile. The most common are cherry, raspberry and apple.
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