Anything that involves Champagne needs to be served in an ice-cold glass. In order to get it as cold as it needs to be, you can either pop your flutes into the freezer for a couple of hours or, as we do in NOPI, simply fill the glasses with crushed ice and leave for 2 minutes before tipping the ice out into the sink.
Chase is a single-estate English distiller based in Herefordshire producing gin, vodka, and various liqueurs that, in our search for the finest, we love to use. There are other brands out there which are good, though: St-Germain elderflower, for example.
This is a nice and easy cocktail to make. You don’t even have to stir the ingredients in a mixing glass, if you don’t want to: you can just pour the ingredients straight into a chilled glass. With thanks to Niall Downey.
Reprinted with permission from NOPI: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully, copyright © 2015. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.