The Champagne Cocktail is sleek, simple, and elegant. You’ve got that sugar cube in there, slowly dissolving, releasing a stream of bubbles and sweetness into the drink. This is a drink that comes with its own built-in fireworks.
We love a cocktail with a good story. And this one happens to have a Connecticut tie-in. Robert Simonson created this recipe in 2016 for a cocktail reception that followed a lecture at the Yale School of Architecture, at the request of that school’s dean, architect Deborah Berke.
Here, for your drinking pleasure, is the cocktail we tried on the show. It’s called Wee Willie Whiskey. We liked it a lot. (Tim is also the author of the book, Tequila Mockingbird.)