Champagne cocktails, what a wonderful, bright and bubbly way to celebrate the holidays, and don’t be afraid to use your fine Champagne. Some gasp at the thought of mixing their Veuve Cliquot or Ruinart with anything else, but why not? Champagne Cocktails are not something new, in fact Jerry Thomas’s famous Bartending Manual, first published in 1862, features several classic Champagne Cocktail recipes that are still served the same way today. If you’re interested in all things cocktail, you can peruse a digital copy of the original edition of the 1862 manual HERE.
Thierry Isambert’s mixologist has developed a menu of original craft cocktail recipes, and creates all syrups and elixirs in-house. Possibly our most popular drink for all celebratory occasions, “Pardon My Parisian,” is inspired by the classic French 75. It hits with excellent accuracy and has a glamorous personality, perfect for toasting the holidays in good company!
Consider this: Champagne cocktails are the perfect drink for the Bon Vivant because they are not a heavy spirits drink. This means one can enjoy a few glasses on special occasions without overdoing it, not the case with stronger cocktails.
0.5 oz St. Germain Liqueur
0.5 oz Lavender Syrup
0.5 oz Gin
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass
Fine Strain into a Champagne Flute
Use lemon puck, express oils and discard.
Garnish with a Lemon Spiral
Tip: For a beautifully refined taste, we recommend using Veuve Cliquot or any other high quality Brut Champagne. If you are going to opt for Prosecco or sparkling wine, be sure to choose a brut style because the cocktail is too sweet if the lavender syrup is added to a sweet sparkling wine.
Fun historical fact: Do you know the story behind the French 75, the inspiration for our "Pardon My Parisian" cocktail?" A group of American soldiers sought refuge in a French farmhouse during World War 1. The basement was well stocked with Champagne and Cognac, and to cure their ennui, they mixed the two and declared the resulting drink had the kick of a French 75, a powerful field gun used by the military at that time....
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