June 21, 2012

French 75

I thought I'd share the recipe we use for 
my new favorite cocktail, the French 75.
There are a couple of different recipes floating
around the internet, all varying just slightly,
mostly regarding the amount of each ingredient.
It's such a simple drink to make, very difficult to mess up.
If it doesn't taste right, just add more of something,
champagne, sugar, gin... whatever you feel is right :)

This is how we make them.
What you will need:

  • 1.25 ounces of gin
  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • 1/4 ounce of lemon juice
  • 5 ounces of Brut champagne

  • How to make it:
  • Mix the gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice together.
  • We like to use fresh squeezed lemon juice so if you do too,
  • you may want to strain it before adding the champagne.
  • Pour the mixture over ice and top with champagne.

  • You can use whatever glass you like to serve.
  • We used wine glasses in the above picture because I thought
  • the shape was reminiscent of a champagne flute.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your thoughts. I love hearing from you!