The dog days of summer! Tough to look great holding a drink when you’re sweating up a storm, huh? Thank goodness for champagne flutes – everyone looks good holding them, and it’s a light drink to carry you through the night.
It’s so easy to make, you’ll be shocked you haven’t done this at home before now. You can set up the flutes with the sugar cubes and bitters in advance (an hour?) if you’re entertaining and pour the champagne when they arrive. I snagged the recipe from that stalwart maven of domesticity, Martha Stewart:
- 3 drops bitters
- 1 sugar cube
- 1 ounce Cognac – it’s optional, or if you prefer, brandy or eau de vie will work, too.
- 4 ounces chilled Champagne
- Drop bitters onto sugar cube; let soak in. Place sugar cube in a Champagne flute. Add Cognac, and top with Champagne.