The Italian 77 is a light and floral cocktail similar to a classic Champagne cocktail or the French 75, but with a little less fuss. It is bubbly, girly, and delightful for sipping. It is also the libation of choice for my aunt who happened to be in town for her birthday and kindly instructed me on the art of the perfect Italian 77.
- 1 oz St. Germain or elderflower liqueur
- 1/4 oz lemon juice
- dry Prosecco
- lemon peel, for garnish
- Chill champagne flutes.
- Pour St. Germain and lemon juice in the chilled flutes. Top with Prosecco.
- Rub lemon peel around rim to bring out the flavors and the oils.