Better Know a Classic: French 75


French 75

1 3/4 oz Gin [Bully Boy]
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 Simple Syrup
2-4 oz Chilled Dry Sparkling Wine (Champagne, Prosecco, Cava)

Combine everything but the sparkling wine in a shaker, shake with ice. Strain into chilled champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with lemon twist.

Recipe taken from Epicurious


It’s that time of year again, one of the few points in the year that people actually drink Champagne (outside of weddings and charity fundraisers). Β As I mentioned last year, Champagne on its own is mediocre at best. Β That’s why on New Year’s Eve I prefer to use it (or the more affordable Prosecco/Cava option) as a component in a cocktail. Β At the close of 2015, I mentioned the Seelbach and my take on it, the Seelbeer. Β This time around, we’re sticking with another bubbly classic, the French 75. Continue reading

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