Thursday, September 29, 2011

The French 75

I know it isn't the weekend yet, but I woke up this morning dreaming of relaxing and sipping on cocktails. Last year, my friend Kate made me a French 75. I had never had it before, but fell in love with it! It's not too sweet and a little dangerous= obviously, the perfect combination.

Here is the recipe, just in case any of you are dreaming of the same thing:

Prep time: 2 mins Recipe is for 1 drink. Use less or no sugar if using sweet Champagne or Cava.

1/4 cup brute Champagne or dry sparkling wine
3 tablespoons gin
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
1 thin slice of lemon
1 cherry (optional) and not a maraschino!
1 teaspoon super fine sugar or simple syrup
About 3/4 cup ice

Muddle a cherry slightly and place in tumbler. Pour Champagne over. Combine gin, lemon juice, ice and sugar in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Pour over Champagne and cherry.

Recipe and images via Honest Fare

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