Champagne Wednesday: The D’Artagnan

Champagne Wednesday is, as you probably remember, our quick, easy to way to liven up the boring midweek with a bit of bubbly.  We do this by buying the tiny, 187-ml bottles of sparkling wines that you can get at grocery stores and Whole Foods and making two little cocktails out of them.

This week’s cocktail was the D’Artagnan, a nice little mix of orange, Grand Marnier and sparkling wine.  I’ve noticed that most champagne recipes have a citrus flair to them.  I think next week we’ll try something entirely different, but this one was pretty good.


The D’Artagnan


  • 1 tsp. brandy
  • 1 tsp. Grand Marnier
  • 3 tsp. orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp. simple syrup
  • 5 ounces sparkling wine
  • Orange peel, cut into long thin strips


  1. Mix the first four ingredients and let chill in a champagne flute for about 10-15 minutes. Just before serving, top with the champagne and garnish with orange peel.

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