There are few things I like better than a delicious champagne cocktail. I recently discovered the French 75, a potent little gem invented by a French WWI pilot who wanted to add an extra kick to his champagne. Soon it caught on with legendary drinkers F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, so you know when a Kir Royale just won't cut it, this is the classy drinkers' obvious choice.
1 oz London Dry Gin (or Cognac)
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/4 oz simple syrup (or a bar spoon of fine sugar)
Champagne to fill the glass
Shake the lemon juice, sugar and gin (or Cognac) in a shaker full of ice, strain it into a cold glass, and top it off with chilled Champagne. (Note: the colder this cocktail is, the better it tastes)