Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Champagne Cocktail

(One bottle of wine to every six large glasses.)
1/2 tea-spoon sugar

Ingredient: sugar

What it is:  Additive
Many 19th century recipes specifically called for white sugar, which is more refined and preferred over browner sugars. But modern white sugar is probably too refined, making raw cane sugar the best, easily available choice.

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1 to 2 dash Bogart's bitters

Ingredient: Bogart's bitters

Also Known As:  Boker's What it is:  Bitters

Corruption of the correct name, "Boker's", a popular bitters in the late 19th century.

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1 piece lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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1 fifth Champagne

Ingredient: Champagne

Also Known As:  Sparkling wine What it is:  Wine
Sparkling wine produced by inducing the in-bottle secondary fermentation of the wine to effect carbonation. It is produced exclusively within the Champagne region of France.

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(Per glass)

Fill tumbler one-third full of broken ice, and fill balance with wine. Shake well and serve.