Inspired by the amazing citrus in season during these winter months, a random bottle of Salers (a gentiane based apertif) that was in my fridge, gin & sparkling wine, the gentle gent was born.
1oz New Deal #33 gin
1/4oz honey syrup
3/4oz-1oz winter citrus blend*
3-4oz sparkling wine
Combine all ingredient except for sparkling wine an shake with ice.
Double strain into champagne flute.
Top with sparkling wine.
Sip & enjoy!
*I went a little bit crazy with my citrus blend and juiced over 10 different varieties. I think you can pick a few of your favorites but I got some amazing citrus flavored by going a little overboard. Blood orange was especially key for the beautiful ruby color.