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Learn How to Saber Champagne at Home

Over on bonappetit.com, Pearl & Ash's Wine Director, Patrick Cappiello demos the hottest new wine trick: sabering. There's a big sword and several shots of a decapitated bottle overflowing in…

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Death in the Afternoon

The title of Hemingway’s 1932 novel Death in the Afternoon is both a direct reference to the gruesome finale of Spanish bullfights, and a more oblique one about his mediations…

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French 75

Named after a French gun used in World War I—a not-so-subtle nod to the drink's lethalness—the Champagne cocktail was made famous at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris in the…

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Black Velvet

Upon the death of Prince Albert, champagne did not seem an appropriate sympathy cocktail, so it can be surmised that a dark beer was somber enough to foil the celebratory…

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Seelbach

The Seelbach Hotel's grand, saloon-style counter reportedly created this signature cocktail when a bartender used a Manhattan to catch the overflow from an uncorked Champagne bottle.

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Champagne Cocktail

Swap whiskey for Champagne in the Old Fashioned template, and you’ll get this pedigreed cocktail, which was first mentioned in Jerry Thomas’s 1862 How to Mix Drinks.

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Irish Cunt

To cure LCD Soundsystem member Nancy Whang's stage anxiety, frontman James Murphy would mix any combination of Jameson Irish whiskey and Champagne together to create this uncouth, pre-show cocktail.

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Gargoyle and Spire

Writer Brad Thomas Parsons created this cocktail in a nod his neo-Gothic apartment building in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, which had been, until the mid-1980s, home to the Brooklyn Cathedral Preparatory…

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The Long Hello

Damon Boelte, the bar director at Brooklyn’s Prime Meats, has an affinity for naming his original drinks after songs, albums and musicians including this autumnal Champagne cocktail.