Greetings all. Anyone fancy a drink?
We’re making a cocktail using Champagne for this week’s #MasterofCocktails – it’s The Magic Number recipe. It’s not a ‘Champagne cocktail’, as that’s a thing in its own right. This is a variation on a recipe I nicked from the Kamm & Sons website. Variation only in quantities, not ingredients. It’s a great showcase for the Kamm & Sons British Aperitif – which is sort of bittersweet. Closest comparison would probably be Campari.
Anywhoo – this really is a very easy-to-make drink, and is a break from the Christmas tradition of ‘all the Champagne’.
You’ll be needing these…
List of Ingredients
- 10ml of Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin
- 5ml of Kamm & Sons British Aperitif
- 15ml of Mandarine Napoléon Grande Cuvée
- Approximately 100ml of Bollinger Special Cuvée
We’re going to start with Kamm & Sons British Aperitif. Take 5ml or so, and use it to thoroughly coat the inside of a cocktail glass. A cocktail glass, not a flute (on account of them being the Devil’s own glasses).
Next, take 15ml of Mandarine Napoléon Grande Cuvée, and add to a stirring glass with ice.
Give it a good old stir to chill the Liqueur and Gin…
Strain into the glass…
…and top with approximately 100ml of Champagne. I’m using Bollinger.
The aroma coming off this is absolutely fantastic. The rinse of K&S has worked wonders.
And serve. Doesn’t really need a garnish, but you could use an Orange twist if you fancy? It’s a slight riff on the original, but this wonderful aperitif is called ‘The Magic Number’.
For next week’s #MasterofCocktails, you’ll want to have these at hand.
Next week, you’ll be needing these…
Brown Sugar, Rumbullion!, Fuller’s London Porter, Eggs, Nutmeg and a Fire Poker.