FULL credit for this delightful concoction goes to my sister-in-law, Mary.
I've tried lots of drink recipes (I see you, Pinterest) that always look so great but I always come back to this winner of a cocktail. I think you'll enjoy it too. Please know that while I love, love, love any and all fruity drinks (minus jungle juice - shiver) this drink isn't too terribly fruity - even if you use a sweeter champagne. Simon happily drinks it and he generally won't touch my moscato or riesling so I'd say it's a pretty safe drink to serve to a crowd as long as you have some beer ready to sing backup.
Also, tread carefully because it doesn't taste muscular but it's pretty strong and I do not want to be liable for any poor decision making after you've knocked back one or more.
Let's just get to it.
one (scant) shot lemon juice
one (generous) shot triple sec
one (regular) shot gin
shake shake shake and pour over ice and then fill the rest of your glass with champagne or sparkling wine. I prefer sweeter but ... you're not me. Do what you want.
Garnish with fruit, or don't. Who cares.
Let me know if you make it and love it.
Please don't tell me if you make it and hate it.
and a few notes because there's always more to say:
+ beverage photography is a huge passion of mine, obviously
+ straw/no straw? decisions galore
+ I'm embarrassed to tell you how long I spent trying to get that font situated
+ an hour
+ not worth it
+ the triple sec can be found in the liqueur section of the alcohol aisle (I spent 18 minutes hunting it down only to come home and see that we had a full unopened bottle on our very dusty shelf of alcohol, OOPS)
+ Simon said I should've just photographed a glass of water but I could never live with that lie
+ that's all