Makes 1 drink
5 minutes prep, 5 minutes total
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon Angosture bitters
  • 1 cube sugar
  • 5 ounces chilled sparkling wine
  • Twist of lemon peel

Put a few drops of bitters onto the sugar cube and place it in a Champagne flute. Add the sparkling wine and the rest of the bitters and garnish with lemon peel.

Excerpted from A Revival of Bitters? Sweeeet! by Charles Perry. The article originally appeared in the January 25, 2006 issue of The Los Angeles Times.