This classy and heavenly night and day cocktail recipe is stupendous! It’s a lovely blend of flavors and refreshing!
This is the classy and heavenly Night and Day cocktail! I named it classy because, well, look at it. It looks classy!! And it’s heavenly because, the taste is simply that!!
It’s a lovely blend of ingredients; that’s what I love about this drinkie-poo! I’m not fond of a cocktail that has one overpowering taste.
Unless of course, that one taste is meant to be overpowering, as with the martini. And we all know how I feel about martinis, don’t we!!??
I was intrigued by this drink’s name: ‘Night and Day.’ So much so, that I looked up its origins. Imagine my surprise when I couldn’t find out how it came about. (If you happen to know, please leave me a comment.)
I’m assuming it got its name because of its appearance. In most photos I’ve seen it has a dark top and a light bottom.
My own version of this drink calls for less Campari than usual. So mine appears lighter than what I’ve seen in other photos.
And you know what? I don’t mind. I think it’s pretty, don’t you? Though perhaps I should call it ‘Dusk and Day’? ?
On to the Classy and Heavenly Night and Day Cocktail Recipe:
The Ingredients for the Night and Day Cocktail and the Mixing
The Night and Day cocktail is made with champagne, Grand Marnier, cognac and Campari.
I had to concoct this drink very quickly because I was using crushed ice and it melts quickly, especially when you pour liquid into it. But you shouldn’t have that problem, since you probably won’t be photographing every step of the mix. 🙂
I start off with the cognac.
I measure out 1 ounce of Courvoisier.
I grab my wine glass and fill it with crushed ice.
Let me point out that my handy dandy assistant (Christopher) had to go outside with a gallon bag of ice and pound the crap out of it with a meat tenderizer since our lazy fridge doesn’t make crushed ice.
I pour the cognac into the glass.
Next, I measure 1/2 an ounce of Grand Marnier.
I pour it in the glass to pair with the cognac.
Time for the Campari. I measure 1/8 of an ounce – which really is 3/4 of a teaspoon.
Into the glass it goes.
Next up, I measure out 3 ounces of champagne. Normally I would just pour it in the glass directly but I wanted the exact measurements. I ended up using only 2.5 ounces.
Fizzy, fizzy, bubbly, bubbly.
I pour it in the glass.
You can sort of see some ice slipping down the side of the glass, can’t you?
And the glass is super frosty! It looks soooooo good!!
Here’s the aerial view.
And another photo, because you simply can’t have enough.
All that is left is to pick it up, place it to my lips and sip!
And I did.
Ask Christopher. He saw me.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.
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And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!
- 1 ounce cognac
- 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
- 1/8 ounce Campari
- 3 ounces champagne - or to fill the glass
- Fill your glass with crushed ice
- Add cognac, Grand Marnier and Campari
- Fill to the top with Champagne
- Lift the drink
- Remark at the color