Our sister served this cocktail at Christmas dinner, and we immediately fell in love with it. It was so unique and delicious, that we decided to serve it for a small New Year’s Eve dinner. The drink, as created by Phil Ward, combines two of our favorite cocktails: a Negroni and a French 75. It’s so good, that we now keep a pitcher of the mix in the fridge so we can mix and enjoy when the mood strikes us.
1 oz gin (Plymouth or your favorite gin)
½ oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz simple syrup
¼ oz Campari
Citrus garnish, ideally grapefruit
Mix the gin, lemon juice, syrup, and Campari over ice. Stir and strain into a champagne glass. Top with champagne and garnish with a citrus twist.