Luxardo maraschino cherries have a more nuanced flavor than their supermarket ilk (though those will work in a pinch). Look for them at liquor stores or online.
2 ounces floral dry gin, such as Hendrick's
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce honey
Brut Champagne or dry sparkling wine, chilled
1 strip of lemon peel, for garnish
2 maraschino cherries, for garnish
- Fill a mixing glass with ice and add the gin, lemon juice, and honey, stirring to combine and chill.
- Add the lemon-gin mixture to a champagne flute or coupe and top off with sparkling wine, gently stirring a few times to combine.
- Twist the lemon peels over each flute so as to spritz the glasses with lemon oil, and add the twists as garnish. Add the cherries to the bottom of the glass or thread them onto a skewer and add that to the glass as well.
Makes one drink.
- Drinks, Cocktails