I had my first on of these during Brunch at Arnaud's in New Orleans — ★★★
A refreshing and solid, if unchallenging, classic. — ★★★
Works well with Prosecco but is obviously a bit sweeter — ★★★★★
These can really sneak up on you. — ★★★
Delicous, festive cocktail. A great cocktail that appeals to a wide variety of drinkers, from wine lovers to craft cocktail geeks. Add more simple syrup and it serves as a good alternative to so-called girlie drinks. — ★★★★★
That's Probably Him — Sparkling white wine, Gin, Dry vermouth, Aromatized wine, Apricot liqueur, Lemon juice
For brunch survival purposes I go with 1 oz gin instead of 2. Also I go more toward cava or prosecco. I haven't taken up Todd Maul's suggestion that this apéro requires cognac rather than gin - with the lemon/bubbly combo I'd think that gin would be a no-brainer.
Interesting. Among my friends, I call the Cognac version a French French 75. I made these for a friend's 50's birthday party, which was catered. Big hit. It is one of those cocktails that appeals to a wide variety of imbibers.