It’s 5-O’Clock Somewhere: French 75September 27, 2013
This Friday’s cocktail, the French 75, kicks off an entire month of champagne cocktails. Why four weeks of champagne, you ask? Well, when it comes to champers, we always say, why not? And¦we’re feeling effervescent in honor of our October catalog, which was shot in Parisand when in Paris, only the bubbly will do. So get out your fancy glasses and pour yourself a flute of this sweet, citrus-y (and pleasantly strong) concoction. ƒ la vƒ´tre!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED1 lemon
1 ½ oz gin
½ oz simple syrup
HOW TO MAKE IT
Make a lemon zest curl with a pairing knife. Cut and juice the rest of the lemon. Combine the lemon juice, gin, simple syrup and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, then strain into a glass. Top with champagne and garnish with the lemon curl.