Friday, December 23, 2011

{friday cocktail: seelbach champagne cocktail}

I love champagne cocktails (see evidence here, here, here), but they are notoriously "girly" drinks.  This past weekend, I picked up some Prosecco and was determined to find a champagne cocktail recipe using whiskey that both Chris and I could enjoy.  We decided to try a Seelbach cocktail which is very similar to a classic Champagne cocktail but with the additional of whiskey and a lot more bitters.



  1. GASP.!! Gotta try asap.


  2. sounds like a perfect cocktail!

    Hope you are having great holidays :)


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  3. I've been meaning to get this to you as soon as I saw this post (I've just been too lazy...). This recipe comes from a cookbook I have solely dedicated to Bourbon cocktails:

    Bourbon & Bubbly
    4 ounces Bourbon
    4 tablespoons sugar
    1 teaspoon Angostura bitters
    Ice cubes
    Eight 2-inch strips lemon peel (no pith)
    One 750-milliliter bottle very cold, very dry champagne or spakling wine

    1. Mix the bourbon, sugar, & bitters in a glass measuring cup. Let stand until the sugar begins to dissolve, stirring occasionally. This will take 10 to 15 minutes (you can make this 4 or more hours ahead, if you wish).

    2. Add ice cubes to 8 small wine glasses. Twist a piece of lemon peel over each glass, and drop in. Divide the bourbon mixture among the wine glasses, and then fill the glasses with Champagne. Serve immediately.

    Hope you like it!