This cocktail brings in elements of two classics: The Southside and The French 75. It's an effervescent mix of gin, sparkling wine, fresh lemon, sugar and mint, and it looks great all dolled up in a champagne glass.
- 1½ oz gin
- ¾ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
- ¾ oz simple syrup
- 5-6 mint leaves
- 1-2 oz champagne
Combine gin, lemon, simple and mint in a mixing glass. Fill with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a champagne glass and top with champagne. Garnish with a single mint leaf by rubbing the rim of the glass and then dropping gently into the drink.
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