This variation of the classic French 75, is one of my favorite late-summer drinks. It is a perfect complement for a Sunday brunch or for an afternoon picnic. The elderflower liqueur adds that floral twist to the bright and crisp drink.
- 1 1⁄2 oz. gin, Hendricks
- 1 oz. elderflower liqueur, St. Germain
- 1⁄2 oz. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1⁄2 oz. simple syrup
- Champagne or sparkling wine, as a float
- 1 lemon twist
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup
- Strain into a chilled coupe or a flute
- Gently, using back of a spoon, float about 2 oz. of champagne or sparkling wine on the top
- Garnish with a lemon twist or a slice of lemon
- Happy Labor Day. Enjoy!
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