The Chicago Cocktail dates back to the 19th Century, but we first came across it in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book. Comprised of all booze, it’s a potent mix that drinks surprisingly light thanks to its topper of sparkling wine. Fans of the Seelbach (a similar drink that subs bourbon for brandy) will enjoy this one.

Chicago Cocktail

2 oz brandy
1 barspoon Cointreau
1 dash Angostura bitters
Sparkling wine

Start by rimming your Champagne flute with lemon and sugar. Add brandy, Cointreau and bitters to a mixing glass, and stir with ice. Strain into your flute and top with sparkling wine.

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