The Cadillac of champagne-based cocktails. Although this drink traditionally is served long (in a tall glass with ice), it's also festive stirred together with ice and strained into a flute glass or wine glass.
Makes 1 drink
2 ounces cognac (gin may be substituted, if preferred)
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
1/2 ounce lemon juice
5 ounces brut champagne
In a cocktail shaker, combine cognac, sugar, lemon juice and ice, and shake well. Strain into a chilled collins glass half filled with ice. Top off with champagne. Serve with a straw.