Bust out the Bubbly: 5 of Seattle’s Champagne Cocktails

Bust out the Bubbly: 5 of Seattle’s Champagne Cocktails

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

The new year has arrived. The future is upon us with a sea of endless possibilities, and that sea has a bubbly, champagne float. As we walk willingly into the unknown, we’ll bring our glasses of champagne out on the dance floor to cheers in the spirit of health and happiness. Besides the standard André, Moët, or Dom, it's time to venture out into the unknown seeking out something more, something with liqueur, something with bitters. Join me on a quest through the Seattle craft scene for the perfect Champagne Cocktail. The typical Champagne Cocktail consists of sugar, Angostura bitters, Champagne, brandy and a cherry. Check out these Seattle spin-offs.

Champagne Cocktail
TRACE downtown offers a classed-up, spicy version of the Champagne Cocktail. Domaine canton ginger liqueur swirls with tart blackberry puree and gets topped with champagne. This bubbly fusion of flavors is the perfect addition to a night on the town with DJ Adam Harke playing in the background.

Aphrodite’s Kiss
Knee High Stocking Co.
Hailed as one of the most authentic Seattle speakeasies, Knee High Stocking Co. serves east of the Cascades Dry Fly Gin sweetened with the floral notes of St. Germain, a squeeze of zesty lemon, drizzle of honey and herbal lavender bitters. Everything gets topped off with the belle of the ball: champagne. The result is an effervescent treat worthy of its goddess namesake.

Bluth Spritzer
The Upstairs
This comfortable second-story living room style spot in the heart of Belltown slangs a bourbon infused spritzer with Giffard triple sec, traditional Angostura and orange bitters, and of course the main event is bubbly. It might not be your customary champagne cocktail by any means, but the sparkling citrus notes are still bound to be a perfect party starter or nightcap.

Miss Nancy
Oliver’s Twist
A tart with a heart – Miss Nancy may have been a prostitute in Dickenson’s novel but here, she’s a gem with gin. Add house rhubarb-tarragon syrup, lemon, orange bitters, and bubbly to switch things up from the normal fizzy phenomenon. This herbal refreshment with a spike is worth every penny invested.

The Bowtie
Tavern Law
Tavern Law does theirs with a traditional warm rich cognac, a splash of candied St. Germain, peach bitters, and bubbles. This one comes close to your standard champagne cocktail but with the addition of St. Germain and peach bitters there’s a little elegant French charm.

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