French 75

Friday, September 21, 2012


After sharing Reclaiming Provincial's French 75 Popsicles a few weeks ago, I realized that I had never posted a traditional French 75–and I claim there are classic cocktails to be found here! To right this wrong without delay, may I present:


French 75

1 1/2 oz gin or brandy
3/4 oz lemon 
1/2 oz syrup 
Champagne

Combine base spirit, lemon juice and syrup in a shaker with ice; shake for 10-15 seconds, strain into a flute or coupe glass and top with Champagne. 


Notes: There is much debate between gin or brandy in this cocktail, but it really boils down to what you prefer. John likes brandy, but I'll pluck the Miller's Westbourne from our liquor cabinet tonight. Cheers!


15 comments:

  1. Mmmm...one of my favorites! Have a great weekend! :) xoxo

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  2. I could use one this evening, for sure! Happy Friday!

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  3. Oh this looks like my perfect drink. Love love love lemon! And champagne of course ;)

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  4. I'd cheers to the weekend with this delicious drink in hand!

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  5. what a delightful little cocktail! another must-try!

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  6. I had my first one in New Orleans a few weeks ago!

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  7. This one looks like something I need to try out! Great post!


    -True

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  8. Yes I've heard of the French 75 gin or brandy debate. Personally I'd take either/or providing there are ample amounts of champagne in my glass :)

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  9. Our family does it with Gin and it definitely is a kicker....The key is the fresh lemons or lemonade!!

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  10. Lately I've become such a gin drinker... blame it on my first foray, the lavender gimlet - a million times yes! Adding this to the lineup as well. I know it's a classic but I'm a bit behind the times!

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  11. That looks amazing! And those lemons... perfection:)

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