Mariette means ‘Little Bitter.’ This champagne cocktail rounds out with a little spice and vanilla with healthy use of bitters, but definitely washes across the palate pleasantly. Life is full of little bitter moments, but hopefully bubbles over pleasantly with more joyous ones.

Mariette – created by Cheri Loughlin

Mariette - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin1/4 measure Tequila Blanco

3/4 measure Benedictine

1/2 measure Licor 43

1/4 ounce Premium Orange Liqueur

5 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters

5 dashes Angostura Bitters

Brut Champagne

Orange Peel

Combine tequila, liqueurs and bitters in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with fresh orange zest.

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