This is the perfect summertime cocktail. A signature creation of The Drink Chef… It is a simple mix of sparkling wine and a nice splash of guava nectar. I like the brand ‘Kerns’, but others will do if you can find them. This drink is smooth and silky on the palette and leaves you wanting more. Cheers!
On a cocktail napkin, place one cube of sugar and shake Angostura Bitters…
Soak this sugar cube completley.
Fill full of Champagne or Sparkling Wine
Add (Drop in) this Soaked Sugar Cube (Don’t try this with a packet of sugar, it wont work correctly)
Garnish with a fresh peel of Lemon
This is one of the earliest examples of cocktail creationism. I can imagine Monk Perignon would have thrown in a couple berries himself at some point…. Anyway… sparkling wine makes a wonderful elixir to add to any kind of flavor or juice that you like. In this case… an Angostura bitters soaked cube of sugar and a lemon twist will jazz up this drink to make it a delight. Feel free to try different flavored bitters or different sugars. In any case, a ‘packet’ of sugar will not work. It makes the cocktail foam over.
Trust me… I’ve tried it many times. Cheers!
This is a great bartender’s trick! Below is a video on how to make this neat little souvenir. I’ve been delighting people with this for many, many tears. When I give it to a pretty lady I always say…”It’s quite self serving, because I want to entice you to come back for the rest of the set.”
People come up to me and say “I’ve had that thing on my window sill for ten years.” This warms my heart, and theirs!