The following is the 3rd of 3 cocktails that I made for a client. She threw a Great Gatsby party. I made three signature cocktails representing the three main characters of the story. Nick Carraway, Daisy Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby.
The man, the myth, the legend himself, Jay Gatsby. This man went through great lengths to try and get the girl of his dreams. He thought that by living across the pond and throwing lavish parties, that his dream girl, Daisy, would one day attend. Unfortunately, he met his demise by the hands of someone that assumed that Gatsby was sleeping with his wife. He just needed more time.
This drink is a riff on a French 75! Enjoy!
- 2oz fine Cognac @meukowcognac
- 1oz freshly pressed lemon juice
- 1oz scratch made thyme syrup
- 1oz black raspberry liqueur (more less to taste) @chambordliqueur
- 4oz. Sparkling wine of choice
P.S. the portions are slighty larger due to my champagne flutes being 10oz. If your flutes are smaller, try cutting the recipe in half.