Wednesday, September 9, 2015

My Tipple of Choice

Every now and then you'll find yourself at the end of a tumultuous day, and your good old end-of-the-day drink isn't going to cut it.  That's when I change up to the French 75.

French 75 Ingredients

The French 75
1½ oz Gin
½ oz St. Germain
½ oz Lemon Juice
¼ oz Simple Syrup
Champagne or Sparkling Wine

Chill the wine glass. Measure the gin, St. Germain, lemon juice and syrup into the cocktail shaker, and shake it with ice. Pour the mixture into the chilled wine glass and top if off with dry champagne or sparkling wine. Delicious! So named because the French claimed that drinking it would hit you like the recoil of a French 75 (Canon de 75 modèle 1897 (French 75mm Field Gun).

Some recipes specify champagne, but real champagne is out of my price range.  Use dry sparkling wine, and if you notice a difference you're more of a connoisseur than I am and I wish you'd invite me over for your next cocktail party.  Other recipes omit the St. Germain.  I've had it with and without, and I prefer it with.  That's just my own personal preference; it's still very good without.

One French 75 will make you want another.  When you have trouble assembling the ingredients correctly, discard any ideas about driving or playing with your gun collection.  Enjoy!

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