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Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Champs Elysées Cocktail

Word comes from the Island of the Manhattoes that the cocktail catering co. Cuff and Buttons serves sturdy drinks. Their latest discovery/uncovery is the The Champs Elysées, a drink we hadn’t tried until yesterday.

This is the way drinks should be: not invented, but uncovered. It’s the distinct words “single-district cognac” that appeal most in Cuff and Buttons version of this Champs Elysées drink recipe, and it’s the idea of flirting with single-district cognac that makes C&B New York’s premiere cocktail catering company. The inclusion of yellow Chartreuse (oxymoron?) puts us in a reverent state sweetly early in the day. You can make a chartreuse Chartreuse one too…as always, click the Doctor’s CocktailDB when in doubt. And even Absolut and Drinkboy have ideas about the drink.

Here’s the Cocktail DB recipe for a Champs Elysées Cocktail:

Shake in iced cocktail shaker & strain
1 oz Cognac (3 cl, 1/4 gills)
1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse (1.5 cl, 1/8 gills)
1 oz fresh lemon juice (3 cl, 1/4 gills)
1/2 tsp sugar (2 dashes)
1 dash aromatic bitters (optional)
Serve in a cocktail glass (4.5 oz)

C’est de bon goût.

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