Although I enjoy Champagnes like Veuve Clicquot and Taittinger as much as the next person, they're simply not in my budget to sip on a regular basis. Instead, I'm always combing the wine aisles, looking for something — American sparkling wine, Cava, Prosecco, you name it — that'll allow me to embark on a minor bubbly binge without breaking the bank.

When I'm not crazy about a purchase that I've made, my favorite way to enjoy the rest of the bottle is by making a simple cocktail with sugar and bitters. It somehow brings out more of the bubbles, providing extra texture and a richness to the overall flavor. I love to serve it in a short glass rather than a flute; it makes me feel oh so Italian.

Prosecco Cocktail

Prosecco Cocktail

Simple, Three-Ingredient Recipe for Prosecco Cocktail 2010-03-15 11:41:05

Ingredients

Sugar cube
Angostura bitters
1 serving Prosecco or other sparkling wine

Directions

    Place a sugar cube in a small glass and soak with a few dashes of Angostura bitters. Pour sparkling wine over sugar cube.

Serves 1.

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