La Vie en Rose Recipe

La Vie en Rose Recipe

[Photograph: Roger Kamholz]

Peychaud's bitters gives this easy cocktail from Chicago's Pops for Champagne its bright red color, elderflower liqueur gives it sweetness and floral flavors, and brut Champagne gives it a crisp, tickling finish. The orchid garnish is optional, but don't dismiss it too fast; it makes the drink feel all the more special.

  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 2 minutes
  • Total time:2 minutes


  • Sugar cube
  • 2 dashes Peychauds bitters
  • 1/2 ounces elderflower liqueur
  • Brut sparkling wine
  • Garnish: Orchid blossom


  1. 1.

    Place sugar cube in a cocktail glass. Add bitters and elderflower liqueur. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with orchid if desired.