International Bar Fly
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International Bar Fly
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The International Bar Fly cocktail is a sophisticated and bubbly drink that combines the rich warmth of brandy with the citrus notes of Triple Sec and the herbal undertones of ... more The International Bar Fly cocktail is a sophisticated and bubbly drink that combines the rich warmth of brandy with the citrus notes of Triple Sec and the herbal undertones of Fernet-Branca bitters. Capped with the effervescence of Champagne, it's a beverage that boasts complexity and elegance. Typically served in a champagne glass, this cocktail marries the depth of its ingredients to create a smooth and nuanced flavor profile that is sure to delight the palate. Its refined taste and sparkling presentation make it an apt choice for celebratory occasions or as a classy aperitif.
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Brandy
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17.6% | 2.64 units *

Champagne glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a International Bar Fly

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients except the champagne into a flute glass with an ice cube
Stir briefly before topping up with the champagne and serving

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

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is the flavor profile of the International Bar Fly?

The International Bar Fly combines the rich, fruity notes from Brandy and the citrus sweetness from Triple Sec with the herbal, slightly bitter accents of Fernet-Branca Bitters, topped off with the bubbly lightness of Champagne or prosecco. The result is a complex, sophisticated, and refreshing cocktail with a balance of sweetness, bitterness, and effervescence.

FAQ

Can the International Bar Fly be considered a good choice for celebrations?

Yes, the International Bar Fly, with its inclusion of Champagne or prosecco, makes it an excellent choice for celebrations. The effervescence of the bubbly combined with the elegance of Brandy and the unique touch of Fernet-Branca Bitters creates a festive and sophisticated drink perfect for special occasions.

FAQ

Is the International Bar Fly suitable for someone looking for a low-alcohol cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 17.6%, the International Bar Fly falls within the mid-range of cocktail alcohol content. While it's not considered a low-alcohol cocktail, it's also not as potent as some high-alcohol alternatives. It could be suitable for someone looking to enjoy a moderately strong cocktail that balances the alcohol with its other flavorful components.

FAQ

How does one serve the International Bar Fly?

The International Bar Fly should be served in a champagne glass for an elegant presentation. The brandy, Triple Sec, and Fernet-Branca Bitters are stirred with ice to chill, and then strained into the glass. Lastly, it is topped off with chilled Champagne or prosecco. The cocktail is not shaken, to preserve the clarity and bubbles of the Champagne.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Champagne with another sparkling wine for the International Bar Fly?

Yes, while Champagne adds a luxurious element to the International Bar Fly, it can be substituted with other types of sparkling wine, like prosecco as suggested, or cava, for a similar bubbly experience. The key is to choose a quality sparkling wine that complements the rich and complex flavors of the other ingredients.

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