Maraschino French 75

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 drink (plus extra simple syrup)
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Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 ounces gin

3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

1/4 ounce maraschino cherry syrup (from a jar of cherries) 

2 ounces sparkling wine

Lemon slice and maraschino cherry, for garnish

Directions

  1. Make the simple syrup: Heat the sugar with 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves; let cool.
  2. Combine the gin, lemon juice, cherry syrup and 1/4 ounce simple syrup in a shaker with ice; shake well. Strain into a coupe glass. Top with the sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon slice and maraschino cherry.