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Gotta Wear Shades

Serious Eats Brian Oh Post a comment

This recipe from Josh Berner of Ripple in Washington, DC yields a simple, citrusy variation of the classic Champagne cocktail. More

Fashionably Bombed: Tangerine Dream Champagne Cocktail

Drinks Flannery Good 5 comments

Every year around this time we get a bunch of annoying requests for low-cal cocktails, which we usually just ignore, because, let's be honest, if you want a low-cal beverage, drink water. We refuse to use artificial sweeteners or "diet" anything in our cocktails. But this year, after inventing several fabulous champagne cocktails for New Year's Eve, we scratched our heads, looked at each other and said, "Wait! I think we just invented some low-cal cocktails! Healthy, even?" OK, healthy may be a bit of a stretch, but they are made with fresh ingredients and most importantly, they're seriously delicious. More

French 75

Serious Eats Maggie Hoffman Post a comment

According to Ted Haigh (aka Dr. Cocktail), the French 75 is one of two cocktails named after the French 75-mm field gun, which was commonly used in World War I. "One barman in 1947," reports Haigh, "called it a Tom Collins with champagne instead of club soda. Vive la difference!" Here's Haigh's version of the recipe, from his wonderful book, Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. More

James Beard's Champagne Punch

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 4 comments

Where does the legendary James Beard come into play with this recipe? Well, Beard was known to favor a glass of Champagne as an aperitif, perhaps the bubbly base for this punch had a little something to to with that. It's a classy, heady mix of Champagne (or more economically, prosecco, cava, or any other dry sparkler), Cognac, Cointreau, and orange and lemon juices—the kind of drink that goes down a little too easy. More

Drink the Book: Champagne Cup

Serious Eats Marleigh Riggins Miller Post a comment

The Champagne Cup is one of six champagne punches featured in Esquire's Handbook for Hosts. Combining the fresh tang of pineapple, cucumber, orange and cherry with the rich flavors of cognac and Benedictine, the Champagne Cup underscores the wine without overwhelming it. More

Drink the Book: Soyer au Champagne

Serious Eats Marleigh Riggins Miller 4 comments

Gilding the lily is one of my favorite activities, but there was something mildly insane about the thought of putting ice cream in champagne. Were drinkers back in 1888 on to something good? More

French in a Flash: Cosmopolitan Kir Royales

Serious Eats Kerry Saretsky 1 comment

A marriage of the Cosmopolitan and the Kir Royale, Champagne gets dressed up with cranberry juice and Triple Sec. Alcoholic, slightly sweet, and slightly tart, and you'll be thankful you took a few sips of this festive cocktail. More

New Year's Champagne Cocktail: Nutella Champagne Shooter

Serious Eats Kerry Saretsky 5 comments

For me, nothing is as naughty as Nutella, which I eat with a spoon, straight from the jar. No need to mess around. This Champagne shooter is a small liquorish tribute to my sweet indulgence: chocolate and hazelnut liqueurs tempered with the bright-eyed, winking sparkle of Champagne. More

New Year's Champagne Cocktail: The Chic French 75

Serious Eats Kerry Saretsky 2 comments

his French 75 uses sugar cubes to add a touch of exhibitionism to a New Year's cocktail party. Pass a tray of these lemon and gin and Champagne cocktails around, and as each guest picks one up, drop a sugar cube or two into their flute. More

Time for a Drink: Air Mail

Serious Eats Paul Clarke Post a comment

Sure, you could make mimosas on Mother's Day. But if you're looking for something a little more adventurous to make with your bubbly--or, perhaps the idea of spending an afternoon at your mother's place requires a little extra fortification--you can send your greetings via Air Mail. More

Time for a Drink: Black Velvet

Serious Eats Paul Clarke 2 comments

The Black Velvet's name perfectly describes the experience and sensation of drinking one: thick, rich, luxurious, decadent and probably a little bit dangerous. I was apprehensive the first time I came across the recipe, but I was quickly won over: the drink marries the stout's ferrous tang with the dry, fruity crispness of Champagne, and makes itself all the more drinkable by cutting the beer's robust richness with all those manic bubbles. More

Old Cuban

Serious Eats Paul Clarke 2 comments

Think of the Old Cuban as what a mojito wants to be when it grows up. Suave and urbane, yet with the mojito's summer-busting power, the Old Cuban is one of the finest rum drinks around. More

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