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The Classic

The Classic cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

This cocktail was created by Colleen Healy at Pops for Cognac Classics Week.


  • 1 sugar cube
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 ounce Hennessy VSOP cognac
  • 4 ounces brut Champagne, chilled
  • Garnish: lemon twist


  1. Place the sugar cube into a chilled coupe glass and saturate with the bitters.

  2. Add the cognac into the glass.

  3. Top with the Champagne.

  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.