This turn of the century cocktail never goes out of style and is a great alternative to a Champagne Cocktail.
1 ounce gin
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1-2 dashes of simple syrup
2-4 ounces of Champagne
- Add a scoop of ice to a cocktail shaker.
- Pour in gin, lemon juice and simple syrup and shake for about 20 seconds.
- Strain into a chilled Champagne flute and fill with Champagne.
- Add a lemon peel twist for garnish.
Even though you are mixing, use a quality Champagne. The taste of inferior spirits will come through.
I prefer a dry or brut champagne, as it will pair better with the botanical gin.
You can substitute Cognac for the gin (but then you are getting close to a Champagne Cocktail)
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