Elevate your evening with our Champagne Cocktail recipe, a sparkling and sophisticated delight that's surprisingly easy to make using your SodaStream sparkling water maker. Craft your own glass of effervescent elegance using SodaStream's sparkling water and toast to life's special moments!
The Champagne Cocktail is a symbol of elegance and celebration, perfect for toasting special occasions with a touch of sophistication. Combining the effervescence of champagne with SodaStream sparkling water, it offers a visually appealing and lively drink. The addition of bitters and a twist of lemon peel provides a balanced flavour profile, with subtle hints of bitterness, sweetness, and citrus aromas. The versatility of the Champagne Cocktail allows you to customise it to your taste, making it suitable for various culinary pairings. Its rich history and timeless appeal also evoke a sense of nostalgia, connecting you to a tradition of celebratory libations.
Champagne Cocktail Ingredients
Sugar cube 1
Angostura bitters 2-3 Dashes
Lemon peel 1 Twist
SodaStream Sparkling Water
Lemon twist or cherry Garnish
How to make a Champagne Cocktail :
- Begin by chilling a champagne flute in the freezer for a few minutes.
- Place a sugar cube at the bottom of the chilled flute. Gently soak the sugar cube with 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters. The aromatic bitters will infuse the cocktail with a delightful complexity.
- Take a twist of lemon peel, expressing the oils by giving it a gentle squeeze over the sugar-soaked cube. Drop the twist into the flute.
- Now, it's time for the star of the show. Slowly pour your chilled champagne into the flute, allowing it to cascade gently over the sugar cube. The effervescence will naturally dissolve the sugar while blending all the flavours beautifully.
- Add SodaStream sparkling water, carefully pour a small amount into the flute, filling it to your preferred level of effervescence. Adjust the amount to your taste.
- If desired, add a lemon twist or a maraschino cherry as a garnish. This touch of colour adds a visual flourish to your masterpiece.
Champagne Cocktail History
The Champagne Cocktail has a rich history dating back to the 19th century when it emerged as a classic, celebrated for its elegance and effervescence. It is believed to have been first documented in Jerry Thomas's renowned bartender's guide in 1862. Over the years, it has seen various interpretations and adaptations, with variations using different types of sparkling wine, experimentation with sugar and bitters, and the modern twist of incorporating SodaStream sparkling water. This timeless classic remains a symbol of celebration, appreciated for its simplicity and historical charm.