Saturday, June 1, 2013

Two Differently the Same, or Champagne Cocktail vs. Mimosa

I've read that the hip and new thing in mixology is adding beer to cocktails.  One of the reasons people like to do this is for the effervescence.  Champagne's been doing this to cocktails for years and years.  Today's entry is about two of the champagne, coincidentally enough, is named...the Champagne Cocktail.

Champagne Cocktail Ingredients
 Champagne Cocktail
3 oz. Chilled Champagne
1/3 oz. Cognac
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
1 Sugar Cube
Orange Slice for Garnish

Add dash of Angostura bitter onto sugar cube and drop it into champagne flute. Add cognac followed by pouring gently chilled champagne.
Garnish with orange slice and maraschino cherry.

The Champagne Cocktail is unusual.  I'm not sure what was happening, but there was something I couldn't put my finger on.  It's not that I didn't like it - it just wasn't my thing.  I can see why the drink could be appreciated, but I can also see why people can appreciate Obama.  Or eating frog's legs.  Or Obama eating frog's legs.

Anyway - speaking of bridal shower breakfast foods, this leads us right into the Mimosa!  Equal parts orange juice and champagne.  How can you go wrong?  You can't.  Mimosa wins.  You're welcome.

Mimosa and Champagne Cocktail
2.5 oz. Champagne
2.5 oz. Orange Juice

Pour orange juice into flute and gently pour Champagne. Stir gently.

The Ingredients
For the Champagne Cocktail:
Champagne - Gloria Ferrer
Cognac - Courvoisier VS

For the Mimosa:
Champagne - Gloria Ferrer
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice


  1. ohhh... nice post. I like champagne cocktail. I had tried Moet And Chandon Rose .

  2. Thanks for the comment Preeti - I'll have to try the Champagne Cocktail with a Rosé.