It's a sparkler for sure, but on the dry side, crisp Veuve Ambal brut blanc de blancs with Drambuie (there's the Scotch tie-in), St. Germain (which McCarthy calls "liquid MSG"), and a twist of lemon. Drop the lemon in pith side up and it'll bubble effusively for minutes on end.
Note: For orange bitters, McCarthy uses a combination of Regan's orange bitters #6 ("for depth and body") and West Indian Orange Bitters ("fresh, blossom-y").
1/4 ounce St. Germain
1/2 ounce Drambuie
1 dash orange bitters (see note)
Sparkling wine, chilled
Lemon twist, to garnish
Combine St. Germain, Drambuie, and orange bitters in champagne glass. Fill with sparkling wine. Twist a lemon peel on top to release oils, and leave in glass, pith side up.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 16g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 12g|
|Vitamin C 3mg||13%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|