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French 75

Ingredients

1 oz. Gin

2 oz. Champagne

½ oz. Lemon Juice

Sugar

Lemon Peel

Glassware and Tools

Shaker Tin

Mixing Glass

Hawthorn Strainer

Jigger

Peeler

Coupe Glass (Chilled)


Instructions

1. Using the jigger, measure the following and pour into the mixing glass:

- ½ oz. lemon juice
- 1 oz. gin
- 1 sugar packet

2. Add ice to the mixing glass and place the shaker on top with a firm tap. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, allowing the mixture to go from one end of the shaker to the other.

3. Separate the mixing glass by applying a firm tap where the glass and shaker are no longer flush.

4. Use the Hawthorne strainer to strain the contents of the mixing glass into the coupe glass.

5. Add in 2 oz. of champagne to the coupe glass.

6. Carefully peel a long piece of lemon by peeling several rotations around it, then drop it in the coupe glass.

7. Enjoy!


France’s 100 Year Old Cocktail

The French 75 was named after the French 75mm field gun. The cocktail was made popular during World War I when American and French soldiers enjoyed a reprieve from the trenches. The original French 75 is said to have come from the Hotel Chatham in Paris and made with cognac (instead of this month’s gin variation). It wasn't until the 1920's that the gin variation became the more popular choice over its cognac predecessor. The combination of Gin and Champagne provides a refreshing cocktail with a slight citrus undertone from the lemon, and a hint of sweetness from the granulated sugar, creating a delicious historic cocktail.