I will be taking a 12 day break from blogging (family obligation, holiday, etc.), but I will return on Monday, December 29 to offer thoughts on the passing of 2014 and ideas for preparing for the new year. Until then, all the best wishes for a happy solstice, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Jolly Festivus.
1 1/2 ounces vodka
3/4 ounce simple syrup (or 1/2 ounce if you prefer a less sweet drink)
3/4 ounce Meyer lemon juice
Dry sparkling wine to float on top (or sparkling water if you prefer a lighter drink)
A twist of lemon for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled 2/3 with ice, add vodka. simple syrup and lemon juice. Shake well for 30 seconds. Strain into a coup glass, then float the sparkling wine on top. Add a lemon twist for garnish. (Serves 1)