Since this month IAH will be hosting our quarterly event Celebrate You, where we will have a blind taste test of 3 bubblies, it seems the perfect recipe this month is a champagne cocktail.


Atlanta Chef-owner Shaun Doty and bar manager Jacki Schmidt created Lush as an aperitif, but it’s become a popular nightcap.



  • Ice
  • 1 ounce vodka, preferably Ciroc
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons elderflower syrup
  • 2 ounces chilled rosé Champagne
  • 1 small bunch of Champagne grapes, frozen


How to Make It

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, Grand Marnier and elderflower syrup and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass, top with the Champagne and garnish with the grapes.

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