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Come Party With Me: My Birthday Party - Drinks

My 26th birthday party is being held at a local bar named Wish, so a specialty cocktail isn't as necessary. Guests — who will come dressed as their favorite cocktail — can order drinks at the bar and the need to make a specialty drink in advance is eliminated. When hosting an event at a bar or restaurant you can usually rent out part, all or none of the bar. As much as I would love to have an open bar, my pocketbook won't allow me to. However I do want everyone to have the opportunity to toast fabulous moi during the birthday cake ceremony. Therefore, I've discussed it with the owners and everyone will receive a champagne cocktail at midnight. When the party is over they'll let me know how many bottles of champagne were consumed and I will pay that cost. To see the recipe I'm using for a classic champagne cocktail,

Classic Champagne Cocktail
From Drinks Mixer

3 oz. champagne
1/3 oz. cognac
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 tsp. sugar

  1. Soak one sugar cube in a champagne flute with angostura bitters.
  2. Add champagne and cognac. Squeeze in a twist of lemon and discard. Garnish with half a slice of orange and a cherry, if desired.

Serves 1.

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busybeegal busybeegal 9 years
Mmm, just what I was looking for! I have a friend popping the question to his lady love today and I was hoping to serve up some kind of champagne concoction to celebrate. Thank you!!
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
Evita, Happy Birthday, to you, you Virgo! That is unless you're near the end of the month! ;)
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
thats a good idea - just serving one drink you pay for yourself and making it a special one!
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
i shoulda went to wish to toast with you! :D
misslarue misslarue 9 years
Thanks YumSugar! I always learn something new here!
Food Food 9 years
Bitters are a concentrated liquid made from roots, herbs, etc. and is used to flavor food and drinks. Here's the definition for bitters. hope it helps!
evita evita 9 years
Hope you have a HappY Birthday!! My birthday is later this month too, and my bff and I have been trying to think of a great party drink, I will defintly be giving this one a test this weekend, thanks for the recipe!
misslarue misslarue 9 years
I dont know what bitters is, but the rest sounds good!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Fabulous! I want to see pics from that party, it sounds so fun!
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
That sounds yummy. I've printed it off for my birthday later this month!
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