Happy almost weekend! To get you prepped for your upcoming days off work, I’m going to share my new favorite cocktail recipe: French 75. I made these for Christopher and myself for Super Bowl Sunday. This gin/lemon/champagne drink is refreshing and delicious!
First (because I’m a dork), a brief history of the French 75: It was invented in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris. The drink was given its name because it gives such a kick that it feels like you’re being hit with a French 75mm hand gun (the first modern artillery field piece, used during WWI) — don’t say I didn’t warn you! Here’s the recipe:
Ingredients: A dry champagne like a Brut, gin, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, ice, a drink shaker, champagne glass.
How to make it (makes one drink): Juice a lemon. Add to your drink shaker: 1 1/2 ounces gin, 3/4 ounce lemon juice, 1/2 ounce simple syrup, and a couple ice cubes. Shake it!
Strain this mixture into a chilled champagne flute.
It should look something like the photo above!
Top the drink off with chilled champagne. I used inexpensive champagne.
The more chilled all your ingredients, the better.