The Rackhouse Fizz


1/2 cup bourbon - We used Eagle Rare

3 1/2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon Angostura bitters

Ice cubes

8ct 2-inch-long strips lemon peel (yellow part only)

1 750-ml bottle chilled dry Champagne or sparkling wine


Mix bourbon, sugar and bitters in glass measuring cup. Let stand until sugar begins to dissolve, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Fill eight 8-ounce wineglasses with ice cubes. Add 1 lemon peel strip to each glass. Divide bourbon mixture among wineglasses. Fill glasses with Champagne and serve.  Enjoy.