Happy Hour: A Sabbath Sparkler
Oct 22, 2010
Last week, I dined with some new neighbors who are kosher. Being from the Wild West, the kosher dietary laws were not something that I encountered very much growing up. Since moving to D.C., I’ve developed a grasp of the basics. But when my neighbors asked me to be sure and bring a “kosher cocktail,” I was surprised to learn that such a thing existed.
The resulting champagne cocktail was tasty, refreshing and religiously acceptable so I thought I would share the recipe. Thank goodness for the Internet.
A sparkling cocktail demands a shimmery dress. Though I would have selected different pumps. A dove grey peep toe perhaps.
Place a Kosher sugar cube in a champagne glass.
Add a dash or two of bitters.
Once the bitters have been absorbed into the sugar cube, slowly pour well-chilled champagne into the glass.
Twists a curl of lemon peel into the glass for a bit of citrusy kick.