While we usually enjoy our sparkling “neat,” we have been known to occasionally play with additions.
When enhancing something that is already wonderful, restraint is the key – no point in overwhelming what makes the wine or food so right in the first place. The very freshest fish needs only a squeeze of citrus and some salt and pepper. Ripe seasonal berries may need only a splash of cream.
Champagne cocktails have a long history. Perhaps the most classic contains bitters, a sugar cube, Cognac and a piece of lemon zest, but also widely appreciated is a Kir Royale, sparkling wine plus cassis syrup.
So here is our take on what makes for delicious cocktails with our sparkling: