A classic French 75 features gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne. In this updated recipe, blood orange juice replaces lemon, and honey is used instead of sugar. This is a perfect drink for winter (blood orange season!), and it adds a touch of elegance to any brunch or cocktail party lineup.
The blood orange juice, gin, and honey can be batched a couple hours before serving, so it can come together in a snap once your guests arrive: Simply top the prebatched cocktail with champagne and serve.
Since this recipe comprises only a few ingredients, it's worth keeping quality in mind—now's the time to bust out that top-shelf gin, and squeeze those blood oranges by hand. —Josh Cohen