Celebration Champagne

Written by Wynter Holden Category: Drink Issue: January 2013

One tradition obliged medieval lords to hold up their wine goblets and take the inaugural sip to show guests it was safe to consume.
Luckily, you don’t need a royal pedigree to be the first to imbibe AZ88’s Celebration Champagne cocktail, a sweet and tart mixture of 5 ounces Chandon Brut and ½ ounce each Chateau Monet Framboise and peach liqueur. Mixologists at the tony Scottsdale bar chill both liqueurs in a Boston mixing glass, shake and strain into a hand-blown glass flute, then top with champagne and ¼ teaspoon sparkling sugar confetti to create a frothy pink drink fit for a gossip queen.

DETAILS
AZ88
7353 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale
480-994-5576, az88.com