The Classic Champagne Cocktail

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​This the time of year to pop those corks! Well, you are probably reading this after your New Year’s revelry (or was it debauchery??), and you are in no state of mind to even think about another glass of the bubbly. But, champagne (or sparkling wine which is more readily on hand) isn’t just for welcoming in the new year. I have this friend who is constantly goading me to drink the stuff. It’s getting old. Here’s an easy way to spruce things up.

Ingredients
1 sugar cube
3 dashes Agostura bitters
Chilled brut Champagne (or dry sparkling wine)
Lemon Twist for Garnish

Mixing it up
1. Add sugar cube to flute glass in any manner you see fit. Add 3 dashes of angostura bitters over cube.
2. Fill the flute almost to the top with Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve immediately.

Other Variations: It can be fun to switch around your bitters. Both Angostura and Peychaud’s do nice things to the end result. And instead of a lemon twist, try an orange.