Classic Cocktails Reinvented at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Classic Champagne Cocktail-As served at Fairmont Monte Carlo
4 oz (120 ml) Piper-Heidsieck champagne
¾ oz (25 ml) Rémy Martin VSOP cognac
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 sugar cube
Among the earliest references to the Champagne Cocktail are Jerry Thomas’s How to Mix Drinks, or The Bon Vivant’s Companion (1862) and the Mark Twain novel Innocents Abroad (1869). Despite these famous references, however, it is widely accepted that the drink found popularity after bartender John Dougherty won an 1899 New York cocktail competition. His victorious - and very similar - concoction was called a “Business Brace”.
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