With the huge number of cocktails out in the world, it’s not surprising that a few fall through the cracks. There are hidden gems in those lost cocktails, delicious drinks that everybody would probably enjoy. This week we’re focusing on the French 75! 

French 75 poured into glass
French 75

A prototype of today’s French 75 was invented at the New York Bar in Paris by Harry MacElhone. It wasn’t refined into its more recognizable version until Wold War 1.

Ingredients:
  • Simple syrup*
  • 1 ounce gin or cognac
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces champagne
  •  Lemon twist
Instructions:
  1. Make simple syrup*
  2. Put everything but the champagne and the lemon into the shaker.
  3. Strain into a chilled glass (preferably a flute).
  4. Top with champagne
  5. Garnish with lemon twist
*Simple Syrup Instructions
  • Put a saucepan over low heat
  • Add 1 cup of sugar water
  • Warm until sugar is dissolved
  • Cool to room temperature
  • Refrigerate leftovers
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