The Seelbach Cocktail

Country of Origin: Louisville, USA
Main Spirit: Bourbon

Bourbon, Couintreau, Angostura bitters, Peychaud's bitters, champagne, orange twist

The Seelbach cocktail

 Nearly lost to time, the Seelbach was brought back from the dead in the late 90s. It now enjoys its rightful place on classic cocktail menus around the world. An odd, but delightful combination of sweet, tart, and bitter, the Seelbach is celebratory drink that works as an aperitif, a digestif, or any time between.

The recipe below calls for Champagne, though any dry-ish white sparkling wine will work. We strongly discourage spending a fortune on a bottle of bubbly when a $12 Cava will do the trick. (Whatever you’d use in a mimosa will be absolutely fine here.)

Seelbach Cocktail

1 ounce bourbon

1/2 ounce Cointreau

7 dashes Angostura bitters (Yes, 7!)

7 dashes Peychaud’s bitters (Again, 7!)

5 ounces of Champagne

Orange twist, garnish

Stir all of the ingredients (except the wine) with ice and strain into a Champagne flute. Top with bubbly and garnish with an orange twist.

Read more about the Seelbach here.