How to Make a Champagne Cocktail

How to Cocktail: Champagne Cocktail

This simple classic is the best way to improve a glass of bubbly. In our video, top bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout shows you how to make a Champagne Cocktail, as well as his original variation, the Forbidden Apple.

Champagne Cocktail

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Sugar cube
  • 2 to 4 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Champagne
  • Garnish: Lemon twist
  • Glass: Flute

PREPARATION:
Place the sugar cube on a spoon and douse with bitters. Drop into a Champagne flute and fill with Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Forbidden Apple

INGREDIENTS:

PREPARATION:
Add the first three ingredients to a Champagne flute and top with the Champagne. Garnish with an orange twist.

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  • enricograycliffcom1044369970 posted 1 year ago

    This Forbidden apple is what was served since 25+ years at Graycliff in Nassau Bahamas, the only difference the simple syrup...

  • Sheryll posted 2 years ago

    maryaknoll.... I can not believe no one answered your question. If you are the bartender, why don't you just order the Calvdos? If the owners/management above you is that ridiculous..... and won't, well too bad for them. I would say to use a decent apple brandy, maybe even another light one like pear. I have not tended bar for over 30 years now, so I am no expert any longer, but thought I would suggest it and then you could try a little test with what the owners provide you with. Of course you must taste one originally made first and always, always tell your guests that you can only do your version before you make and serve them. I despise it when a bar uses copy cat liqueurs and think they fool me.

  • Sheryll posted 2 years ago

    maryaknoll.... I can not believe no one answered your question. If you are the bartender, why don't you just order the Calvdos? If the owners/management above you is that ridiculous..... and won't, well too bad for them. I would say to use a decent apple brandy, maybe even another light one like pear. I have not tended bar for over 30 years now, so I am no expert any longer, but thought I would suggest it and then you could try a little test with what the owners provide you with. Of course you must taste one originally made first and always, always tell your guests that you can only do your version first.

  • maryaknoll@hotmail.com posted 3 years ago

    Calvados is not stocked in my bar. What else might I use?


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