5 Not-So-Basic Champagne Cocktails

Following along with the philosophy that champagne doesn’t need to be saved for a “special” occasion, Aspen Peak magazine recently rounded up a list of favorite bubbly cocktails. The one common theme for this group of après-ski drinks in Aspen – each is made with champagne.

Aspen Peak’s Top Five Not-So-Basic Champagne Cocktails List includes:

1) Blackberry Lime Rickey at Aspen Kitchen
2) Champagne Supernova at The Sky Hotel
3) Bellini Moscow Mule at Nello Alpine
4) Aspen Connection at The St. Regis Aspen
5) Centennial Cocktail at The Little Nell*

*This specialty recipe, from Carlton McCoy, our wine director and Master Sommelier was created with The Nell’s private label champagne, issued each June during the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. Currently made with the 2015 release from Robert Moncuit, the champagne will be replaced with the next release in June 2016, privately labeled for The Nell by Bereche et Fils. This drink can be ordered at element 47 at The Nell, or following our recipe below, you could prepare at home.

5 oz Robert Moncuit “Cuvee E47” Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil sur Oger
.5 oz Grand Marnier Cuvée du Centenaire
2 dashes The Little Nell’s Housemade Bitters
.25 oz Lemon Juice
Orange Twist

Serve in a champagne flute. Cheers!


For reservations at element 47, call 970.920.6330.