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Pick-Me-Up

23 Oct
Pick-Me-Up

Pick-Me-Up

August 20, 2015 – The Republic Steakhouse

Pick-Me-Up 

1/4 oz. lemon juice
Dash of Angostura bitters
Dash of sugar syrup
Dash of grenadine
3/4 to 1 oz. brandy
Champagne

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.

Tchim-tchim! (Portuguese)

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Posted by on October 23, 2015 in Brandy, Champagne

 

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