French 75

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1 1/2 ounces gin

3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

3/4 ounce simple syrup

2 ounces Champagne

Long spiral lemon twist, for serving


Combine gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.

Strain cocktail into a flute. Top with Champagne; garnish with lemon twist. Makes 1.

Photo by Thomas Wells