Friday, June 21, 2013

CLASSIC COCKTAIL FRIDAY!

Happy Friday Everyone!

This week's entry is geared more towards the ladies being a more feminine drink but also this week's vintage cocktail is a more appropriate choice to jump start the beginning of Summer.

This particular cocktail, also known as "Chorus Girl's Milk," dates from the Iron Age of American mixology -- between the unknown date of invention for the cocktail and 1862, when the first cocktail book was published. What's more, this cocktail has come down to us unchanged. If age, authority, and persistence are the signature traits of royalty, it is the King of Cocktails.


Today's Cocktail:

Champagne Cocktail


Ingredients
sugar cube 
3 dashes bitters 
Brut champagne 
twist of lemon(s)

Instructions

Place a sugar cube* in a chilled champagne flute, lash it with 2 or 3 dashes of bitters (Angostura or Peychaud's), fill the glass with champagne and squeeze a lemon twist on top.

* The standard 1/2 teaspoon size. Don't use loose sugar or try to crush the cube -- the whole point isn't so much to sweeten the drink as to create bubbles, which the cube will do as it slowly dissolves.


Enjoy and here's to the start of Summer!

Cheers!

XOXO
-M

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