Champagne Cocktail


Makes 1 drink

Time 2 minutes

To toast the New Year, a Champagne cocktail — developed with help from the bartender Jim Meehan. It’s a little sweet, a little bitter; just right.


¾ teaspoon bitters

½ ounce lemon juice

¼ ounce maple syrup

6 ounces Champagne

Twist of lemon


Stir the bitters, juice and syrup in a flute. When combined, add the Champagne. Squeeze the lemon twist over the top, wipe the rim with it and discard.