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Fortnum’s Classic Champagne Cocktail

As the nights draw in, why not treat yourself to this exclusive (and boozy) recipe from Fortnum’s?

It’s always tempting to stay indoors in the autumn months as temperatures dip and darkness steadily creeps in. Whether you’re entertaining, hosting a romantic dinner for two or just want to treat yourself after a busy day at work, this decadent cocktail from Fortnum’s – a twist on a classic champagne tipple – is a celebration in a glass. Grab your finest champagne flute and enjoy.


  • 1 white sugar cube
  • Angostura bitters
  • 25ml cognac
  • 125ml champagne
  • A strip of orange zest


Soak the sugar cube in Angostura bitters, then place it in a chilled champagne glass. Next, pour in the cognac, top up with the champagne, and garnish with the strip of orange zest. Simple, but extraordinary.