Doc Daneeka Royale

from Death & Co

  • 2 ounces Plymouth Gin
  • .5 ounce Lemon Juice
  • .5 ounce Grade B Maple Syrup
  • 1 dash Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters
  • Dry Champagne
  • Coin of Grapefruit

Shake all the ingredients (except the champagne and grapefruit coin) with ice, then double strain into a coupe. Top with champagne. Squeeze the grapefruit coin over the drink and discard. No garnish.

ALEX DAY, 2008 In my play on the French 75, I make it more about the gin and less about citrus. Grapefruit and maple syrup work so well together.—AD