4 Ways to Enjoy Champagne and a little History | How to Drink

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Old with the Old and in with the New, here’s to 2022! Hope you’re having a fantastic New Year!
Check out the How to Drink, more or less official, bottle collection – https://bit.ly/howtodrinkspirits

Happy New Year! Here are some fun ways to enjoy champagne on New Years Eve, or anytime really.

1855-ish Champagne Cocktail:
Fill a tumbler with cracked ice
Put in 2 bar spoons of simple syrup
2 dashes of angostura bitters
Stir to incorporate
Top with Martini Rossi Asti

1898-ish Champagne Cocktail:
Soak sugar cube in bitters
Place soaked sugar cube at the bottom of a coupe
In mixing glass stir .5 oz -or- 15 ml of Cognac in ice to chill (Pierre Ferrand)
Strain cognac around sugar cube
Top with dry champagne (Chandon Brut)
Optional Additions:
Bar spoon of simple
Few dashes of Ango
Twist of lemon

Prince of Whales Cocktail:
In shaking tin
.25 oz -or- 8 ml Simple Syrup
1 cube of pineapple
1 bar spoon of Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
A single dash of Angostura bitters
1.5 oz -or- 45 ml Rye (Old Forester)
Add ice and shake
Double strain into coupe
Top off with brut (Chandon Brut)
Garnish with twist of lemon

The Chicago Cocktail:
Cover a coupe with lemon juice and frost with sugar
In shaker
Dash of angostura bitters
Dash of Curaçao (Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao)
.75 oz -or- 22 ml Cognac (Pierre Ferrand)
Add ice and shake
Strain into frosted coupe
Top with Half Brut and Half Asti

00:00 – Opener
00:24 – Champagne Cocktail Intro
00:50 – 1855-ish Champagne Cocktail
02:59 – 1898-ish Champagne Cocktail
06:25 – Ways to improve the 1898-ish Champagne Cocktail
07:52 – Prince of Whales Cocktail
12:07 – The Chicago Cocktail
15:40 – Final thoughts

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