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Night and Day

August 8, 2010 (part of Cocktail Chronicle)

4 different liquors are poured in order and drunk unstirred. The result is not only visually stunning. The liquors slowly mingle with each other but not uniformly. Every sip is a little different from the previous. As you approach the end there’s just enough Campari left to give you a pleasingly bitter finish.

There’s so much going on in this drink, there’s no need to open your Bollinger Grande Année. I buy whatever the cheapest sparkling on Trader Joes’ shelves ($4.99) and it’s great.

Except for the sparkling, pour each of the remaining 3 slowly. Try to pour the Campari from the side of the glass so most of it will sink down to the bottom.

This is not a pouring-from-one-shaker or make-ahead recipe. No matter how many people you are serving, you have to make it one by one and à la minute.

Have your sparkling and Champaign flutes well chilled ahead of time.

Night and Day from Bartender’s Companion to 750 Cocktails (Makes 1):

  • 4 ½ tbsp sparkling wine
  • 1 tbsp cognac
  • 2 tsp Grand Marnier
  • 1 tsp Campari


  1. Pour the ingredients IN THAT ORDER into a flute with one piece of ice and serve.

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