Prince of Wales #2
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Prince of Wales #2
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Rating

4.39 / 5
The Prince of Wales #2 cocktail is an elegant blend that features the richness of Cognac complemented by the effervescence of Champagne. The sweetness of sugar and the herbal complexity ... more The Prince of Wales #2 cocktail is an elegant blend that features the richness of Cognac complemented by the effervescence of Champagne. The sweetness of sugar and the herbal complexity of DOM Benedictine add depth to this luxurious drink, while a hint of Angostura bitters imparts a subtle spiced undertone. Served in a highball glass, the cocktail beautifully balances the robust flavors with the lightness of Champagne, making it a sophisticated choice for special occasions. With its royal namesake, it's not surprising that the Prince of Wales #2 carries an air of aristocratic refinement, suitable for toasting life's most celebratory moments.
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Cognac
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, orange
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17.18% | 2.68 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Prince of Wales #2 is a regal concoction where the opulent warmth of Cognac finds a delightful contrast in the crisp, lively bubbles of Champagne. The addition of DOM Benedictine injects a layer of herbal mystique, while the Angostura bitters tie the sweet and potent elements together with a whisper of spice, creating a luxurious and balanced experience perfect for grand celebrations.

Method
How to make a Prince of Wales #2

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour a teaspoon of sugar and two drops of Angostura bitters into a highball glass
Add some ice and the cognac
Pour in the champagne and top with DOM Benedictine
Garnish with an orange wedge and a cherry and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Bitters  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is the best type of Champagne or prosecco to use in the Prince of Wales #2?

For the Prince of Wales #2, a Brut Champagne or prosecco is recommended due to its dry character, which balances nicely with the sweetness of the sugar and the richness of the Cognac and DOM Benedictine. The high acidity in Brut Champagne also helps to lift and integrate the flavors seamlessly.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Cognac with another type of brandy in the Prince of Wales #2?

Yes, you can substitute Cognac with another type of high-quality brandy if Cognac is not available. However, keep in mind that the flavor profile might change slightly depending on the brandy you choose. Cognac is preferred for its smooth, refined flavor that complements the other ingredients well.

FAQ

What is DOM Benedictine, and can I omit it from the Prince of Wales #2?

DOM Benedictine is a herbal liqueur made from a blend of 27 different herbs and spices. It has a unique flavor that is at once sweet, spicy, and aromatic. While it plays a special role in the complexity of the Prince of Wales #2, if you do not have it on hand, you can try substituting it with another herbal liqueur, though the taste will vary. Omitting it entirely will result in a loss of depth and complexity in the cocktail.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Prince of Wales #2?

To make a non-alcoholic version of the Prince of Wales #2, you can use non-alcoholic sparkling wine instead of Champagne/prosecco, a non-alcoholic spirit as a substitute for the Cognac, and a herbal tea or syrup instead of DOM Benedictine. Adjust the Angostura bitters as they do contain alcohol, or use a non-alcoholic bitters alternative. Keep in mind the flavor profile will differ from the alcoholic version.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust the sweetness of the Prince of Wales #2?

The sweetness of the Prince of Wales #2 can be adjusted by varying the amount of sugar used. If you prefer a dryer cocktail, reduce the sugar or omit it entirely. Conversely, if you like it sweeter, you may add a bit more sugar. Adjustments should be made before adding the Champagne/prosecco to allow the sugar to dissolve properly in the mixture.

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