Pigskin Widow, football cocktail

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.

Pigskin Widow Pigskin widow crop vert
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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