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Champagne Cocktail

Dale DeGroff, Author The Essential Cocktail

Holiday bubbles are always in fashion throughout the holiday season, says DeGroff. He traces this recipe back to 1862 when it first appeared in the "Bon Vivant’s Companion."

Angostura bitters soaked sugar cube

Place a small sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne glass. Add two dashes of Angostura Bitters and fill the glass with champagne. This drink is sometimes garnished with a lemon peel and can be fortified with a small float of cognac.

Photo: David Kressler