THE CASABLANCA CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL
Here is the perfect recipe for a scintillating soirée. We suggest a champagne or cava cocktail in the purest style of Rick’s Café in Casablanca, along with some small details to transform your evening into an immensely glamorous experience.
Champagne or Cava
1 shot of Brandy or Cognac
3 drops of Angostura bitters
1 sugar lump
Preparing the champagne cocktail is quite simple. Place a sugar lump in the bottom of a champagne glass and add three drops of Angostura bitters. Add the shot of brandy and then fill the rest of the glass with champagne or cava, always cold.
It is important to use a sugar lump, as you will see a beautiful array of effervescent bubbles as it dissolves. For this reason, serve it immediately so that it can shine in all its glory.
Such a glamorous cocktail deserves a suitable ambiance. Use candles and soft lighting to create an intimate atmosphere and make the champagne bubbles shine with all their splendor. If you accompany the drink with strawberries, you will achieve the necessary exotic and romantic touch. As for the soundtrack to the perfect evening, if you have a piano and know how to play it, this is your moment. If this is not the case, you can always put on some music by, say, Petrucciani. Or indeed the theme music to Casablanca, “As time goes by”, which will transport you to a world of stars…