Those who simply worship at the proverbial feet of Champagne often speak out regarding the ‘sacrilegious’ practice of tainting the beverage with other flavors, but it really cannot be denied that Champagne cocktails are some of the most mouth-watering and refreshing creations ever to be served in a perfectly chilled glass.
Champagne cocktails have the unique potential to transform any occasion into something entirely more extravagant, therefore the following comprises a brief introduction to some of the most popular recipes. Of course, one of the most beautiful aspects of suck cocktail making is the fact the even budget Champagne will usually fit the bill just perfectly!
Classic Champagne Cocktail
Referred to as the original and perhaps the best Champagne cocktail the world over, the classic first found fame as far back as 1899. Creation on the classic involves adding four dashes of bitters to a sugar cube, submerging the cube in a small amount of cognac in the bottom of a glass to then be topped up with Champagne. One of the most curious aspects of the cocktail is the way in which the flavor changes gradually as it is consumed.
Thought to be named directly after the legendary Charles-Camille Heidseick himself who first put his name to Champagne back in 1851, this cocktail is a subtle, fruity combination of Champagne and a dash of apricot brandy.
Undoubtedly one of the most widely known and popular of all Champagne cocktails is the Kir Royale, which is made by adding a little crème de cassis to Champagne in order to provide a delightful fruitiness and a subtle, unmistakable pink hue.
Brunch beverage choice of socialites and ladies of leisure the world over, the Mimosa is comprised of Champagne and orange juice to a ration defined differently by each and every drinker the world over.
This delightfully refreshing cocktail is comprised of cherry brandy, pineapple juice and a liberal dousing of Champagne. The two adding ingredient combine to create a dusky pink hue and sublimely fruity flavor.
The one element all good Champagne cocktail have in common is that the additional ingredients are used sparingly and subtly, thereby allowing the wonderful flavor of the Champagne to remain the most dominant and truly stand out. Quite simply any fruit flavors, liqueurs and combinations thereof can be used to create new and exciting beverages.
Indeed, it is worth bearing in mind that some of the most famous and cherished cocktail the world over came about entirely be accident, therefore why not let your imagination run wild and find out just what you might be capable, of concocting?