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seelbach cocktail
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The glittering mixture of local bourbon, orange liqueur, two kinds of bitters, and Champagne is the signature drink of Louisville's Seelbach Hotel. Once thought to be a classic rediscovered in the '90s after decades of obscurity, the drink's inventor recently confessed to having fabricated the vintage backstory. Regardless, the elegant sip is sure to be delighting guests (and faraway strangers) for years to come.


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  • 1 oz Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau orange liqueur
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Garnish: Extra-long orange twist


  1. Stir together bourbon, Cointreau and bitters in an ice-filled mixing glass.

  2. Strain into a chilled Champagne flute.

  3. Top with cold Champagne or sparkling wine, and garnish with twist.