Saturday, January 22, 2011

Gin variation of a French 75

I have not found another recipe that is the equivalent of this. If you do, please let me know...

So it's not exactly wine. But it IS a Champagne cocktail that I absolutely LOVE.

Here's how I make it:

1 cube of sugar or a splash of simple

2 shakes of bitters

squeeze in the juice of half an orange

1 oz of gin

shake over ice and strain into martini glass

top off with champagne

twist of orange

The cocktail is aptly named after this big, bad boy and you are apt to suffer its consequences if you don't imbibe in moderation.

Check out the original French 75 cocktail as seen in Savoy Cocktail book
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