The Victorians used to drop the cubes into alcohol, allowing them to
gradually dissolve. This tradition remains among many people today. For
instance in the classic film Moonstruck Loretta and her father toast her
upcoming wedding with champagne into which sugar cubes have been
dropped. Some champagne cocktails are a mixture of sugar cubes,
champagne and other alcohols or juices. Others are the simple mix of the
sugar cube and sparkling wine only.
But, if you just want to keep it simple and toast with your friends or loved ones, here's the Goodnight Kiss Recipe: Dash a few drops of bitters onto a sugar a cube and drop it into a chilled fluke. Now fill gently with your favorite dry Champagne. Garnish with a fresh lemon twist. Champagne Cocktail. Recipe from Drinks Mixers.
4 oz Champagne
1 splash Campari® bitters
1 sugar cube
1 drop Angostura® bitters
Place a drop of angostura bitters on a sugar cube and drop into a champagne flute. Add champagne and splash of campari. Here's to a great time! Clink.
P.S. I recently discovered a lovely tinted sparkling wine! It's a beautiful hue of blue and would be perfect for an Engagement Party, Bridal Shower or Wedding. How sweet would it be to drop in one of our sugars (like the Sucre Pierre pictured above) right after the toast and before your delicious sip? The wine is called Blanc de Bleu and it's a blend of chardonnay grapes with blueberry extract for flavor and aroma. Talk about that extra little something. If you're going with the wedding tradition of "Something Borrowed, Something Blue" this would be wonderful and yes, a little decadent.