our 20th-anniversary cocktail invented by daniel a searing jr
“this one is bittersweet, international and sparkling, just like chickfactor!”
1 oz gin*
0.5 oz maraschino liqueur
0.25 oz fresh lemon juice
3 oz champagne**
*I think an american craft gin like breuckelen from new york or small’s from oregon work particularly well.
**or use any dry traditional method sparkling wine such as cava from spain.
stir first three ingredients with ice. strain into a champagne flute or coupe. top with sparkling wine and garnish with a lemon twist.
to serve as a punch chill all ingredients well. in a punch bowl combine one 750 ml bottle of gin, half a bottle of maraschino liqueur and 6 oz plus 2 tsp lemon juice and the same amount of cold water. gently add 3 bottles of sparkling wine. float lemon slices in the bowl and add a large chunk of ice. serve in punch cups, tumblers or coupes.
to make ice chunk freeze water in a bundt or loaf pan overnight. release by dipping or rinsing with warm water. alternatively, fill a well rinsed paper quart container with water and freeze. peel away container to use.