This classic champagne cocktail is refreshing and light on the palate—a welcome shift for the month of January. Though it is a bit stronger than a mimosa, the citrus-forward French 75 works beautifully for brunch.
• 1 ounce gin
• ó ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
• ó ounce simple syrup
• 3 ounces Champagne
• lemon twist, for serving
1. Place gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake until well chilled.
2. Strain into a coupe glass or flute and top with Champagne.
3. Garnish with lemon twist.