The Vesper, a martini variation made popular by James Bond, is back, baby. The LaCroix-spiked version combines elegant, botanical-forward gin with orange bitters and the crisp, herbaceous Italian aperitif Cocchi Americano, then livens things up with Lemon LaCroix and sparkling rosé. Again, here your gin choice is important. I would go with Botanist for its heartier body and juniper-forward bouquet.
1.5 ounces gin
.75 ounce Cocchi Americano
Splash of sparkling rosé or prosecco (optional... and encouraged)
Lemon wedge for garnish
Fill a mixing glass with ice, add gin, Cocchi Americano, and bitters, and stir until frosty. Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass, fill with LaCroix, and finish with a splash of sparkling rosé and a lemon wedge garnish.