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How to Make a Champagne Cocktail

Champagne & Sparkling Wine

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


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

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


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

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