2 ounces (¼ cup) gin
¾ ounces (1 ½ tablespoons) fresh lemon juice
¾ ounces (1 ½ tablespoons) simple syrup
2 ounces (¼ cup) Champagne, chilled
Lemon twists (long strips of lemon peel, to serve)
- Using a peeler or paring knife, peel the lemon rind in a long ribbon to make a thin spiral. Wrap the peel around your pinky finger to encourage the spiral. Set aside to use as garnish.
- Combine the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker or mason jar.
- Fill the shaker or jar with ice, cover tightly, and shake until the outside of the shaker is very cold and lightly frosted, about 30 seconds.
- Strain into a large champagne flute, or a coupe glass, top with champagne, and garnish with the lemon twist. Drink immediately. Quickly follow with another.