The time feels right to make a French 75 (gin, lemon, sugar, and fizz) or classic Champagne cocktail (fizz, plus a bitters-soaked sugar cube). It’s really not that complicated to find your signature sparkling drink. What she means is that you should feel empowered to take (almost) any cocktail you like and add sparkling wine. The Penicillin cocktail is a gingery, honey-sweetened scotch drink that’s so beloved that many folks assume it’s a classic. But with each toast, and each sip, the citrus and sparkling wine shine through, a bright light like a brand new year.