We came up with this for Mother’s Day, in honour of mums everywhere. It’s a twist on the classic French 75, only blue (like valium), and we’ve called it Mother’s Little Helper. Serves one.
20ml gin (we use The London No 1)
5ml blue curaçao
10ml lemon juice
10ml sugar cane syrup (made the usual way, by dissolving 2 parts sugar cane in 1 part water)
Put everything bar the champagne in a shaker, add ice and shake. Strain into a flute, top with champagne and garnish with an edible flower.
• Pablo Lopez Jarana is bar manager at The Modern Pantry, London EC2.