1 1/2ouncesdry ginsuch as Hendrick's or Tanqueray, or vodka
1ounceSt. Germain liqueur
3/4ouncefreshly squeezed lemon juice
3ouncesbrut champagneor prosecco, or other dry sparkling wine
Lemon twist or peelfor serving
Icefor cocktail shaker
Combine the gin or vodka, St. Germain, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.
Strain into a champagne glass and top with champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist and enjoy! (Pro tip: I like to rub the inside of the lemon peel around the rim of the glass first. It gives the drink an extra burst of citrusy freshness and flavor.)