French 75

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble – these things are damn delicious…

FRENCH 75The French 75 was developed nearly 100 years ago by a Scottish barman working at the New York Bar in Paris, France. It was said that drinking it gave you a feeling similar to the sensation you would get if a French 75mm field gun was fired a few inches from your ear (so, deaf and pretty pissed off?). It was first known as the soixante quinze, which is literally French for 75. Whoever translated it to English really didn’t put a lot of effort into renaming it, probably because of the ringing in his ears.

INGREDIENTS

1 bottle of dry sparkling wine

1/3 oz gin

1/3 oz simple syrup

1/3 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

Lemon twist

METHOD

Fill a shaker with ice

Pour gin, simple syrup and fresh lemon juice into shaker and shake the shit out of it

Strain contents of shaker into a champagne glass

Fill glass with sparkling wine and top off with a lemon twist

FRENCH 75

Huckberry MuddlerDon’t have a mallet to crush your ice? That’s all good. Try using a muddler instead. Just wrap up good clean ice in a clean tea towel and whack the hell out of it. Don’t have a muddler? Get one here.

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