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(serves 1)
1 oz. gin (Tanqueray recommended)
1/2 oz. simple syrup (recipe follows)
1/2 oz. lemon juice
Chilled brut Champagne
Lemon twist, for garnish
In a champagne glass, pour in gin, followed by simple syrup. Add juice, and top with Champagne. Garnish with lemon twist.

For the simple syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water


In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Cool and refrigerate up to a week.