French 75 Cocktail
1 part Gin
1/2 part freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4 part simple syrup (directions below)
Lemon peel garnish (optional)
Simple Syrup Directions:
Mix equal parts water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. (1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water makes enough for 2 drinks). Allow syrup to cool before adding to the cocktail.
I save my syrup in a small mason jar and use as needed. I like to use leftover syrup on cake layers to keep them moist. Just lightly brush the syrup over each layer before adding the frosting.
To make French 75 Cocktail:
Fill a shaker with ice. Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake well and strain into a flute glass.
Top with champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.