With my continuing pursuit of mastering every cocktail from Speakeasy, I felt compelled to learn about two of their champagne cocktails. The thing I love about these two cocktails are how they enhance the drinking experience. Many times the added ingredients seem to mask the taste of the champagne & personally that is just not right! Authors, Kosmas & Dushan impressed me with how easy these drinks can be made and how the champagne does not get lost with the added flavors.
I decided to go with Perrier - Jouët Grand Brut, because in my opinion it is a pretty solid champagne, and also one of the recipes call for it. Enjoy these two fabulous cocktails this weekend. Cheers!
- 4 oz Perrier - Jouët Grand Brut
- 2 oz St- Germain elderflower liqueur
- 2 oz club soda
- lemon wheel
Fill a large wine goblet with ice. Carefully pour the champagne over the large cold ice cubes, followed by the St - Germain, and finish with the club soda. Add the lemon wheels and stir slightly.
- 1 1/4 oz The Botanist gin
- 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 oz simple syrup
- 1/2 oz strawberry cordial
- 2 oz demi - sec champagne ( I chose to stick with the PJ Brut)
- 1 half strawberry, for garnish