The 1999 is an easy, effervescent sparkling cocktail for last-minute holiday guests. It is a variation on the classic French 75 adding floral and citrus notes with Lillet and jewel-like pomegranate seeds.
Courtesy of Jackie Kai Ellis.
oz lemon juice
tsp Simple Syrup (see recipe)
Combine Lillet, lemon juice and simple syrup in a champagne flute or coupe.
Top with sparkling wine. Stir to combine.
Rub a lemon peel around the rim of the glass.
Garnish with pomegranate seeds.
Combine sugar and water in a saucepan over high heat.
Bring to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved completely.
Allow to cool.