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The Ritz Cocktail

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for The Ritz Cocktail.

By Oliver Stuart
  • Serves 1
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The Ritz Cocktail (right)
"I enjoy the depth of this Champagne cocktail," says North Bondi Italian Food's award-winning bartender, Oliver Stuart. "I occasionally add a couple of bar spoons of Cointreau also, but when the oranges are in their prime it doesn't need it! It's the kind of cocktail that suits a festive occasion perfectly and one my guests enjoy before a weekend lunch in the summer."


  • 20 ml Cognac
  • 20 ml orange juice
  • 10 ml lemon juice
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • To taste: Champagne or sparkling wine, chilled
  • To serve: orange twist


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    Combine Cognac, juices and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Shake well, strain into a Champagne flute, top with Champagne or sparkling wine, garnish with orange twist and serve.
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