(6 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
1 ounce of brandy or cognac
Juice of half-a-lemon (a real lemon!)
Two teaspoons of grenadine (again, real is recommended)
Stir ingredients with ice. Shaking works, but stirring preserves the clarity, which is aesthetically better when it’s mixed with champagne.
Strain it into your glass.
Top with champagne.