Just a touch of bubbly can instantly fancy up a cocktail. This riff by the Cocktail Contessa on a whiskey sour, topped with Champagne, gives you the feel of a French 75 but with a rye twist.
The base of the Blackberry Lemon Thyme Mixicles (found in our Distinctive Collection) provides tart, berry, and herbal notes to play with the spice and pepper of rye whiskey. The sourness of the lemon and blackberry in the cube ties into the slightly sour taste of the Champagne. And the woody herbaceousness of the thyme tones down the sourness to just the right amount.
Try this quick sour topped with bubbles for a delicious and elegant brunch cocktail!
- 1 Blackberry Lemon Thyme Mixicles® cube
- 2 ounces rye whiskey
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- Blackberries or lemon twist for garnish (optional)
Directions (makes 2):
Add the Mixicles cube, rye, simple, and lemon to a shaking tin, and shake until you can’t hear rattling in the tin. Add ice, shake for 10 more seconds, and strain into two chilled flutes or coupes. Top with Champagne and garnish with blackberries or a lemon twist.