My cousin Richard is reading the classics for the 12 in 2012 challenge along with me and has provided an excellent drink recipe for February's book, The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
3 oz of gin
3 oz of fresh lemon juice
4 tsp of fresh sugar
1 1/2 cups of ice cubes
1 cup chilled champagne
In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, lemon juice, sugar, and ice cubes. Shake to chill. Strain cocktails into 2 wineglasses and top off with champagne. (Alternatively, serve drinks over ice in highball glasses.)
"Can't beat a drink with champagne on top. Plus, it's '20s New York and that means bathtub gin and speakeasies. Enjoy." - Richard Grimes