August 20, 2015 – The Republic Steakhouse
1/4 oz. lemon juice
Dash of Angostura bitters
Dash of sugar syrup
Dash of grenadine
3/4 to 1 oz. brandy
Shake first five ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into a Champagne flute and fill with Champagne.
Christian Brothers brandy and Gruet sparkling white wine. Wow! One of the better Champagne drinks I had. I was tempted to ask for a drop or two more grenadine because I always want these kind of drinks to be sweeter, but I held back. I’m guessing the brandy is knocking down the usual mustiness of the wine and adding a hint of warmth. On top of all that, it’s a lovely looking drink.
This was also one of the drinks that seems to get popular for a night. Ben, the bartender, suggested it to several other customers, and a few others saw what a lovely beverage I was drinking and asked about it. I love it when that happens.