Champagne Cocktail

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Tomorrow is Bastille Day! In honor of French Independence Day, this week’s drink is the Champagne Cocktail. The Champagne Cocktail combines two of France’s best contributions to the world of booze – Champagne and Cognac! While the recipe says that the Cognac is optional, it really isn’t. The drink is much better with Cognac, but seriously, what isn’t? So, raise a toast to the French – Viva La France!


  • 3 oz chilled champagne
  • ½ oz cognac (optional)
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Maraschino cherry, garnish
  • Lemon twist, garnish


Drop a sugar cube in to a champagne flute. Soak the sugar with the bitters. Pour in the cognac and fill with the glass with champagne. Drop in a cherry, and add the lemon twist on the rim.

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