French 75

french 75Whether you’re entertaining for the holidays or having a summer picnic, this early 20th-century sparkling gem is a perfect year-round cocktail.

1 oz. gin
1 oz. simple syrup
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
3 oz. Champagne or other sparkling wine
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: flute
Garnish: lemon twist

Combine the first 3 ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and strain into a chilled glass. Top with Champagne and garnish.