Oh, hello, patio weather. Or at least leave-your-windows-open weather. Let's give it a proper welcome to encourage it to stay. We'll toast to the first flickers of spring with this Feathered Friend cocktail that's light and fizzy and refreshing, perfect for brunch or day drinking.
1.5 ounces Cardinal Spirits Vodka
3/4 fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Champagne or prosecco, to taste
Add all ingredients except champagne/prosecco to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice, then top with champagne/prosecco.
To make simple syrup: Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan over low heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to help the sugar dissolve. Remove from heat and let cool completely before stirring.