Seelbach Cocktail Recipe


The Seelbach is a cocktail made from Bourbon whiskey, Cointreau orange liqueur, Champagne and an unusually high amount of bitters for cocktails. In contrast to a large number of cocktails, the history of the Seelbach cocktail is comparatively well known. The drink was first prepared in 1995 by Adam Seger, the then restaurant manager at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky – today the Seelbach Hilton – and named after the place where it was first prepared.


  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Bourbon whiskey
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. Cointreau
  • 7 dashes Peychaud`s bitters
  • 7 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 150 ml / 5 oz. Champagne


  1. Fill a mixing glass ⅔ full off ice.
  2. Combine all ingredients, excluding Champagne and stir until chilled.
  3. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Top it with champagne.
  5. Cum the drink with the essential oils of an orange zest and add orange zest.


  1. Bourbon Whisky | USA* | UK*| Germany*
  2. Cointreau orange liqueur | USA * | UK* | Germany*
  3. Peychaud`s bitters | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  4. Angostura bitters | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  5. Champagne | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  6. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*

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