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This is What You’ll Be Drinking All Spring | French 75 by The Sipologist

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Homemade Cocktail: French 75

Hey everyone, so I made a French 75 for the first time. It’s the perfect spring time drink and the weather here in Atlanta could not be more agreeable the last couple of days. I added a touch of the burlesque bitters, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly as shown below.

A little history: The drink was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris—later Harry’s New York Bar—by barman Harry MacElhone. The combination was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm field gun, also called a “75 Cocktail”, or “Soixante Quinze” in French. The French 75 was popularized in America at the Stork Club in New York. (via wikipedia)

 

Ingredients:

1 ounce gin

1/2 ounce Cointreau orange liqueur

1/2 ounce lemon juice

dash of Burlesque Bitters

Champagne

 

Directions:

Pour the lemon juice, gin, bitters and Cointreau into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into a chilled Champagne flute. Carefully fill with Champagne. Enjoy!

 

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