Billecart Cocktail Club
During the event, they introduced three cuvées: the Brut Réserve, Brut Rosé (Oprah’s favourite champagne fyi) and the Demi-Sec.
They all share the same blend, which is a mix of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier but on top of that the Brut Rosé is vinified as a red wine – hence the colour and its fruity note – and the Demi-Sec has a higher dosage of sugar.
This is what we drank:
La Vie en Rose
The ECC’s take on the classic Champagne cocktail created in 1862 by Jerry Thomas, the father of American Mixology.
One sugar cube
1 ounce of Bitters
4 ounces BILLECART-SALMON Brut Rosé
A twist of grapefruit
Death in the Afternoon
The first mention of this drink was in Hemingway’s novel “Death in the Afternoon” in 1932.
“Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne* until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly. “
1 ounce of Absinthe
*4 ounces BILLECART-SALMON Brut Réserve
Created by the guys behind the Experimental Cocktail Club, the Out’Cider is the perfect drink for the fall season.
1.5 ounces Laird’s Bonded Applejack
½ ounce Honey Syrup & 3/4 ounce Lemon Juice
1.5 ounces BILECART-SALMON Demi-Sec
Grated Tonka Beans