August 16, 2011 (Day 141) — Elixer

We’re going to get a little bit heavier than last night.

Nah man. He ain't heavy.

This is a take off on the classic champagne cocktail with bitters and sugar.


  • 1 oz cherry brandy
  • 1 oz 03 Orange Liqueur
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Angostura bitters
  • Dry sparkling wine

Place the sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne flute and soak with three dashes of bitters. Pour the other ingredients over the top of the sugar cube. The carbonation will help mix the drink. Because it’s fancy like that.

This can be a very heavy drink with the two liqueurs, so you want to make sure that you’re using a dry sparkling wine. If you go any sweeter, this thing is going to be like syrup. It’s definitely a fall drink more so than a hot summer night kind of drink.


— Mark

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