I love a good martini. I especially love a martini that involves a splash of champagne. Enter: the diamond fizz martini. Isn’t it pretty?
I got hooked on the diamond fizz when dining at a P.F. Chang’s a few years ago (it is called the Chinese 88 on their menu). Anyway, a traditional diamond fizz martini involves lemon juice and powdered sugar, but I have a simple little cheat that I implement for ease and speed. And…for my sanity. I don’t want to mess with juicing an entire lemon to make my martini. Me = lazy.
- 2 ounces gin
- 1 ounce sour mix
- Squeeze of lemon juice
- 1 ounce champagne or sparkling wine
- In a cocktail shaker, combine: gin, sour mix, squeeze of lemon juice, and ice
- Shake ingredients vigorously and strain into a martini glass
- Top cocktail with 1 oz champagne
See? Totally easy. And delicious. I have to remind myself not to overdo it with too many of these, because they are that good.