Tonight's Cocktail - Champagne Cocktail

Larry Trask / Monday, April 1, 2013 @ 1:32 p.m. / Cocktail


She was a poet.  She was a short-story writer. She was a drama critic, a playwright and a screenwriter.  She was a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table and an acerbic-tongued wit who could cut you to the quick with a deft turn of phrase. And she was a drinker.

Dorothy Parker is one of those writers who everyone has read, whether they've read her or not:  her quips are known to one and all.  Champagne was her drink of choice, and the subject of a little poem she wrote: "Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champage".  In her honor, we will feature the champagne cocktail during The Cocktail Hour, Tuesday night at 6pm.

Champagne Cocktail

1 sugar cube
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Lemon twist
Optional:  1 oz. cognac 

Drop sugar cubes into a chilled champagne flute and soak with bitters. Fill with champagne.  Garish with lemon twist.  Optional: add 1 oz of cognac.