Pour Pinot Grigio, simple syrup, and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake just until chilled, about 5 seconds, then pour into a chilled martini glass. Carefully pour liqueur down 1 side of the glass and let it settle at the bottom. Gently pour the sparkling wine on top and serve immediately.
*Find Portland distillery Clear Creek's products at clearcreekdistillery.com
Bar snack: Manchego cheese and roasted piquillo or other red peppers on crackers.