Taste: Champagne Celebration with The Scarlet Thread

Stay warm and celebratory with this upscale cocktail you can make at home from one of Denver's favorite bars.

Corridor 44 has created a flawless champagne cocktail to warm you from the inside out.

1 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 oz. bourbon
1/2 oz. Bénédictine
1/4 oz. Pimm’s
1/2 oz. lemon juice
splash of Brut Champagne


1. Muddle together the blackberries, 1 1/2 sprig of rosemary, and sugar in a cocktail shaker.
2. Add the bourbon, Bénédictine, Pimm’s, and lemon juice.
3. Shake and double strain the cocktail into a Champagne coupe glass.
4. Top with Brut Champagne and garnish with 1 beautiful sprig of rosemary.


Malcolm Fuller 

What do you enjoy most about bartending at Corridor 44?

“I was drawn to the Champagne aspect when I started bartending. I took my sommelier exam but got away from focusing on wine. Then I started at Corridor 44 and it o

pened my eyes to the Champagne world. It helped me reinvigorate my wine knowledge. The champagne lineup is fantastic and includes Delamotte, Salon, and the more popular Moët & Chandon.” On average, how many Champagne Cocktails do you make in an evenin

g? “On a busy night, I’d probably say 200 on the low end and 100 on a slow night.”

Favorite garnish?

“Sushi citrus, like lemon. The thin slices are very ornate and form the fruit into a conical shape. The use of delicate Amalfi lemon peels that were created at the DUKES Bar in London.”

Do you order a classic cocktail or the restaurant’s specialty cocktail?

“If I’m going to a bar I haven’t been to before, I start with the restaurant’s specialty cocktail and for the second round I order a classic cocktail. This helps me feel them out a bit for their bartending skills and mixology.”

What’s one thing every bar should have?

“Chartreuse. But in reality, I’d say a wide range of liquors; Corridor 44 does a good job of supplying a very curated selection of liquors.”


Edit by Bre Patterson