Sparkling Spring Limoncello Champagne Cocktail

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

green leaves and lemon cocktailFor a sparkling and refreshing spring breakfast or brunch cocktail, try Limoncello with champagne. Make sure to use a decent dry Brut champagne or even get frisky and substitute the champagne with prosecco.

 

 

Limoncello Champagne Brunch Cocktail 

Ingredients:

8 (3 x 1/2-inch) lemon rind strips

8 tablespoons Limoncello (lemon-flavored liqueur)

4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1 (750-milliliter) bottle brut champagne, chilled

lemon wedge

sugar

 

Preparation:

Rub the rims of 8 champagne flues glass with the lemon wedge and roll each rim in sugar. Roll up each strip of lemon rind; place 1 into each of the flutes flutes. Add 1 tablespoon liqueur and 1/2 teaspoon juice to each glass. Divide Champagne evenly among glasses. Serve immediately.