French 75 : : Cocktail of the Week

Legend is told of this cocktail's original recipe coming into fruition in the early 1920’s, yet branded with the name 'the Champagne Cup'. Not until documentation as the 75 in one of the bibles of mixology, 1922's Harry's ABC of Mixing Cocktails, and republished again as the French 75 in the Savoy Cocktail Book (1930) did it really take off in popularity.

 

And it still has champagne in it, which is a plus.

 

The one is best enjoyed at the start of an evening. It isn’t the kind of drink to simply sink at the end of the night; it's indisputably appropriate for any form of celebration, at any time of the day. Challenge yourself at your next champagne breakfast and whip these up to wash down your bacon and eggs. Expect something a little sweet on the tongue, and a lemon bitterness knocked back by the suave touch of the gin.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 60ml Rogue Society Gin
  • 15ml Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • Brut Champagne

 

Method

1. Chill Champagne flute

2. Add all ingredients (minus the Champagne) to a Boston shaker and shake hard

3. Strain into the glass

4. Top with Champagne

5. Garnish as you please and enjoy

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