What could be better than an effervescent glass of Champagne? This bracing cocktail, for starters. Begat by a happy accident, this honey-sweet twist on an old classic might just be my new go-to cocktail for day or night — it's just as well suited for a Rosh Hashanah toast as it is for a booze-fueled brunch.
What sets this sparkling sipper apart from its classic preparation, you ask? When we decided to concoct a floral version of the tried-and-true tipple using Hendrick's (a notably floral gin) and honey, we referenced a recipe to find out the French 75's classic proportions. We accidentally doubled up on ingredients (save for the sparkling wine and garnishes), making for a slightly less effervescent but flavor-packed spin on an old favorite that we agreed might just top the original iteration.