This is not just a Champagne cocktail. It is the Champagne cocktail. This rich and boozy Champagne cocktail has a real festive feel to it. With the Brandy and orange making anyone feel like it’s Christmas. Let’s look at how to make a champagne cocktail here, so you can have this great taste at home.
Ingredients – HOw to make a Champagne Cocktail
- 1 sugar cube
- 25ml of Brandy
- 5 drops of Angostura Bitters
- 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?
Now you know how to make a Champagne cocktail, but what does it 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 the worlds most popular cocktails. The end result is an expertly balanced drink.
Alternatives to a Champagne Cocktail
Even though you know how to make a Champagne cocktail, maybe it’s not for you. 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. You can find a link to a whole host of Champagne, and other sparkling wine, cocktails here. You won’t be disappointed. You know how to make a Champagne, but what about a french 75 or St-Germain spritz. There’s a whole host of cocktail ideas that are sure to make any night special.
What is Does Brandy Taste Like?
Brandy is a fruity wine liqueur that 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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