With a love of gin and plenty of lemons at the moment, a little research into what to do with these goods lead to the French 75. It's potent, and gets its name from a potent little rapid fire 75 mm gun the French used in WWI. Good background, but we dig this cocktail because it's really refreshing, bright, and yes, strong.
- .5 oz Fresh lemon juice
- .5 oz Simple syrup (one part water, one part sugar)
- 2 oz Gin
- 2-3 oz Champagne float.
Shake the first 3 ingredients with ice, and strain into a glass. Float the sparkling wine on top.
This might be nicer if a martini glass, collins glass, or better yet a coup were used, but we're in the mountains and this little tumbler was the best we could wrestle up.