The Barbotage Champagne Cocktail
Get our recipe for the delicious Barbotage, a fancy Champagne cocktail made with cognac and orange liqueur.
Don’t get me wrong, mimosas are great. Or they can be. This recipe is pretty special. But what if you want a little more buzz from your brunch cocktail? The barbotage is a Champagne cocktail with an orange flavor like a mimosa. But it gets that orange from liqueur rather than from OJ. It’s also got a nice splash of cognac in there for some extra extra bzzzzzz.
To make this into more of an aperitif (fancy word for Happy Hour Drink!) double the amount of cognac and of orange liqueur. How sparkly is that?
Barbotage Champagne Cocktail
Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1/2 oz. cognac or brandy
- 1/4 oz. orange liqueur (like Triple Sec or Grand Marnier)
- 4 oz. dry (Brut) sparkling wine, very cold
- 1 slice of orange
- Measure the cognac/brandy and orange liqueur into a brandy snifter or Champagne flute. Top with the sparkling wine. Add a slice of orange.