How to make a Champagne cocktail for New Year’s Eve

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There are myriad misattributed quotes attached to Sir Winston Churchill. On shirts, coffee mugs, and all over the internet. One thing he did say for certain was, “I cannot live without Champagne. In victory, I deserve it; in defeat, I need it.” Well actually he wrote it, in a letter to Madame Odette Pol-Roger, in proposing a visit to what he termed ‘the world’s most drinkable address.’ If ever there was a year in modern memory to commiserate on our defeats and celebrate our victories, 2020 certainly ranks among the top. Though it’s wise to celebrate this year in smaller groups this New Year’s Eve, we can come together for moments of reflection, celebration, and toast to 2021 with style and grace.

What you’ll need:

1 sugar cube
2 dashes Angostura bitters
5 to 6 oz sparkling wine

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