First made in Paris in 1915 at the landmark Harry's New York Bar, this bubbly beverage uses champagne to give a fresh spin on gin. Remember: with any cocktail drink that includes champagne, be sure to mix all the ingredients first and then add the champagne just before serving.
Fill a clear glass with ice and pour 1.5 parts gin over the ice.
Squeeze the juice of the 1⁄2 lemon into the glass.
Transfer to a cocktail shaker, add the sugar cube and shake vigorously. Strain into a champagne flute and fill the flute to the top with champagne.
Garnish with a lemon twist before serving.
This elegant cocktail is perfect for holiday parties: it's easy to make and has a beautiful color.
Chill all of the ingredients beforehand.
Pour the Cointreau and cranberry juice into a chilled champagne flute.
Top with Champagne.
The sweet mojito mixed with the dry champagne makes this an especially delicious cocktail.
Muddle mint, sugar, lime wedge and lime juice with a muddler or the back of a spoon until sugar dissolves, about 30 seconds.
Strain into a chilled champagne glass.
Add Champagne and garnish with a spring of mint.