Thanks to Gary of Doc Elliot's Mixology for hosting this month's Mixology Monday. The theme this time around is "brunch drinks", a group of libations with which I have a bone to pick.
Brunch drinks are plenty delicious, so what's the problem? They're not boozy enough, that's what. I don't exactly need a Zombie at brunch, but Mimosas don't quite do the trick. Maybe it's a curse being a heavyweight at brunch.
A "guilty pleasure" of mine as of recent is gin & Champagne. Try it next time you're at an open bar. There's something about it that is similar to a gin & tonic. Can you see where I'm going with this?
This recipe took a lot of tinkering to get the proportions right, but I think I've done it. If you have a bottle of the cheap sparkling stuff stashed away somewhere, pop it and give me your thoughts!
Breakfast & Tonic
2 oz sparkling white wine
1.5 oz London dry gin
1.5 oz tonic water
Build in a collins glass, then add ice and citrus peel until it's full.