Sunday Brunch: Bourbon Champagne Cocktail

Last month was National Bourbon Heritage Month, but because it was so hot here in the Northeast, we were focusing on drinks a bit more refreshing and less potent. Now that the transitional weather is finally upon is, we can celebrate bourbon for autumn, while still enjoying the last bits of warm weather that are still lingering.

This cocktail combines the sweet notes of bourbon that make us think about sitting by a fire with refreshingly light lemon juice, champagne, and ginger. So, it’s perfect for serving alongside your pumpkin French toast this season for brunch.

What you’ll need:
1 1/2 oz bourbon
1 oz champagne
1/2 oz ginger liqueur
1/4 oz lemon juice
Maraschino cherry
Lemon peel

In a mixing glass, combine the bourbon, ginger liqueur, and lemon juice. Add ice and mix well.

Then, strain into a glass over ice and pour in the champagne. Garnish with the maraschino cherry and lemon peel to serve.