The Golden Shower

1 oz. gin (I used Beefeater, but mostly any gin will work)

1 tbsp. fresh lime juice

2 tsp. elderflower syrup* (see below for recipe)

2 dashes orange bitters

Your choice of a French Brut Champagne

Fresh Sage

Ice, obviously

 

1.     Grab the glass you want to use. I suggest a champagne flute, or a nice tall-stemmed glass to be able to fit everything in there without shit overflowing.

2.     Take one or two leaves of fresh sage and fold them between your little fingies and rub the rim of the glass with the sage and put the leaves at the bottom of the glass.

3.     In a shaker, combine the gin, lime juice, elderflower syrup*, bitters and ice. Shake well. Like really effin well.

4.     Strain into the glass with sage and top with champagne to the very brim. Gaze at its beauty for a bit then down that shit. I know you want to.

 

** To make the elderflower syrup, all you have to do is make a basic recipe for simple syrup (1:1 ratio of white sugar and water) and throw in a handful of dried elderflowers to flavor it. Super simple, no pun intended**