Champagne Bowler Recipe

Classic Champagne Bowler Cocktail
Two wines, Cognac, and fresh strawberries combine for a sprightly Champagne Bowler. Image Source / Getty Images
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail

The Champagne Bowler is a rather vineal cocktail as three of its five ingredients are based on the grape.

It is a wine cocktail that dates to at least the 1930's and 40's and uses both a white wine (e.g. a Chardonnay) and Cognac topped with a sparkling wine, but there is another fruit that lays in the background for a fresh twist. It is a mash of sweetened strawberries that make the Bowler fantastic, and because it is served without straining, the drinker gets the full effect of the berries.

What You'll Need

  • 3 strawberries (fresh)
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce Cognac
  • 1 ounce white wine
  • 4 ounces sparkling wine
  • Garnish: fresh strawberries

How to Make It

  1. Muddle the strawberries and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill the shaker half way with ice.
  3. Add the cognac and white wine.
  4. Shake well.
  5. Pour the contents of the shaker (including the ice) into a wine goblet.
  6. Top with sparkling wine.
  7. Garnish with a strawberry.