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)
1 ounce gin
1/2 ounce Cointreau orange liqueur
1/2 ounce lemon juice
dash of Burlesque Bitters
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!