1 1⁄2 oz Gin (or vodka)
1⁄2 oz Aperol
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice
1⁄2 oz Champagne (float)
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)
Instructions

Shake, strain, straight up, coupe. Float Champagne. Garnish w orange peel.

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  • Quite good -- made with only 1/2 oz St Germain, though. — ★★★
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Comments

Nice balance. Use Hendricks for a less ginny taste. And a sweeter sparkling wine.


Dan commented on 5/31/2011:

Sounds tasty. I improved the reference and made the float, garnish, and instructions match the St Germain website's recipe a bit closer.


I made this without the Champagne, don't like bubbles. It was a little sweet, so subbed half Campari the next time and it was great. (As an aside, I made the Bitter Elder and it was a bit too bitter, so I subbed half Aperol...). For me, this is really perfect when adjusted as described.