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The French 75 is a superbly elegant cocktail. The name of the drink pays homage to two of France's most powerful weapons- guns and champagne, this drink is a classic New Orleans cocktail.

2 ounces gin or brandy
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons simple syrup
2/3 cup dry champagne, chilled

Garnish with a lemon curl.

Pour the gin, lemon, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist.

This drink is at its most refined when served in a vintage cocktail glass. For something to nibble on, I suggest serving some nice creamy brie and crusty french bread.

* Image from www.epicurious.com



JMW said...

That sounds delicious! I will definitely have to try that. And, I love the Oscar Wilde quote below. Fabulous! Great blog!

Cathy said...

This is my first visit to your wonderful blog!!!

This cocktail sounds amazing!!! I am definitely giving it a try!!!

I am looking forward to my next visit!!!


QueenBeeSwain said...

gin and bubbles, yes and yes :)



Petunia said...

Yum, yum, & yum! :)

Jennifer said...

This sounds like something we should enjoy next time we all get together.

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