History and professional sports are framed by its widows. The French Veuve Clicquot, who lent her name to the renowned Champagne, is an example for those who suffer a beloved’s seemingly senseless focus on American football. As that French widow is believed to have said: “When in doubt, open Champagne.” Wisdom for the ages. Here’s a sparkling treat for those who could care less about Seahawks or Broncos.
Chilled Champagne or dry sparkling wine
1 ounce Dubonnet
1 dash of Angostura bitters
Put Dubonnet and bitters in a champagne flute. Add a couple of ice cubes. Top with a slow pour of sparkling wine. Garnish with a long orange peel or whatever you like – it’s your party. If you’re not driving, drink and repeat.
Tasting notes: Bubbly refreshment with a tangy fruit grace note.
Tomorrow: Act of faith
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