By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/28/2015 | Send Email
My favorite use for the first Champagne made for rocks is this modified "Final Word" cocktail:
1 ounce Chartreuse Green 750m
1 ounce Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
2 ounces Moet & Chandon "Ice Imperial" Champagne
Prepare a cocktail shaker with plenty of fresh ice, and a large rocks glass with plenty more. Shake the Chartreuse, Luxardo and Lime in the shaker until well chilled. Pour the mixture through a cocktail strainer over the ice in the rocks glass. Top with the Champagne, stir gently and enjoy. As Champagne is less concentrated than gin, it takes a little bit more of it to bring the drink into balance. Since both the lime and the Champagne are acidic, this drink is very bright and refreshing… Perhaps dangerously so! Be careful with these- I thought I was making a more “moderate” drink, but it is easy to get carried away with these!