Seelbach

The Champagne Cocktail's huskier cousin. A great way to liven up your brunch.

Data

  • Served in coupe
  • 37% ABV

Source

Tuxedo No. 2

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Ingredients

Bourbon 3.0cl 1.0oz
Triple sec Cointreau x 1.5cl 0.5oz
Angostura bitters Six dashes
Peychaud's bitters Six dashes
Champagne
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Directions

  1. Combine bitters, bourbon, and cointreau with ice and stir.
  2. Strain into a chilled flute, coupe, or cocktail glass.
  3. Top with champagne.

Information

A proper Seelbach is akin to a Champagne Cocktail, beefed up with some bourbon and a boatload of bitters. The amount of bitters requested in this recipe is bordering on wild, but we think it helps make sense of the bourbon, which otherwise feels a bit out of place. The finished product is spicy and effervescent, with gentian and floral notes bubbling upward over the bourbon and Cointreau. Honestly, the drink is a bit strange, but in a lovable way. Try it as a funky alternative to the traditional brunch cocktail, or to satisfy a craving for bitters and bubbly.

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