Champagne Cocktail with an Orange and Cherry Garnish,

Champagne Cocktail

For One or for Many

An intimate setting or wedding reception begs for one of these Champagne Cocktail recipes. But don't stop there!

A champagne cocktail adds a special touch to any party suitable for champagne. Just use the party-size recipe version below and follow the make-ahead tips for easy party preparation.

Champagne Cocktail for One

2 teaspoons simple syrup (below) or 1 teaspoon fine sugar
Dash Angostura bitters
Juice of 1/2 twist of lemon
1 teaspoon Cognac (or Brandy or Grand Marnier)
Chilled champagne
1/2 an orange twist and a cocktail cherry for garnish

Combine simple syrup, bitters, lemon juice and Cognac in the bottom of a champagne flute. Top with chilled champagne and stir gently. Garnish with the orange twist and cocktail cherry. 1 serving.

Simple Syrup:

Dissolve 1 part sugar in 1 part boiling water. Cool.

Party-Size Champagne Cocktail

1/2 cup simple syrup (above)
1-1/2 teaspoons Angostura bitters
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup Cognac (or Brandy or Grand Marnier)
2 (750-mil) bottles champagne
Orange twist halves and cocktail cherries for garnish

Chill all ingredients before assembling. Combine simple syrup, bitters, lemon juice and Cognac, and set aside. Refrigerate if making ahead. When you are ready to serve, thread the orange twists and cocktail cherries onto picks and insert in champagne flutes. Pour the simple syrup mixture into a pitcher. Gently stir in the champagne. Pour into flutes. 14-16 servings.

Tip: Make as much of the simple syrup mixture as you think you'll need ahead of time. Use a scant cup of the mixture per 2 bottles of champagne.

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