This cocktail is fairly simple to make and – on the taste side – quite refreshing.
1 ounce Plymouth gin (cognac is sometimes used)
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
3 ounces Champagne
spiral lemon peel, for garnish
Chill your glass first. Put everything except for the Champagne into a cocktail shaker with ice and give it a good shake. Pour it into a flute glass (or a Collins glass in a pinch). Top that with the bubbly and cut yourself a lemon spiral over the glass.
It’s refreshing but, for me, packs and unsuspected wallop.