Shake the first four ingredients with ice and strain into a flute glass with 2 oz of sparkling wine. Float 1/8 oz Laphroaig 10 Year and garnish with a lemon twist.
It will work as 3/4 oz of a ginger-honey syrup. Originally made with 1/2 oz honey syrup with 1/4 oz of our housemade zippy-intense ginger syrup, but with a less intense ginger syrup, using 3/8 oz of each will work.
I was inspired by the Penicillin and various riffs including a Flip, and I wondered why there were no smoky sparkling cocktails that I could think of. Therefore, I merged the Penicillin with the French 75 to make an elegant wintery libation. Finally, I named this the Fleming Fizz after the Scottish scientist who discovered the drug back in 1928, Alexander Fleming.