I love the elegance and simplicity of champagne on its own, but there’s something incredibly fun and special about changing things up and creating a drink with a little EXTRA. This cocktail is a jazzed up version of one of my favorite goto drinks. It’s a simple concoction, just Deep Eddy’s lemon vodka and ginger beer with a little cherry simple syrup and a luxardo cherry. In this martini version, the ginger beer is replaced with champagne.
Combine the lemon vodka, cointreau and cherry simple syrup in a shaker and shake to combine. Strain the mixture into 2 chilled martini glasses ⅔ full and top with champagne. Garnish with a Luxardo cherry. Makes any special occasion all the more special.