Being Fancy

Husband and I went on a date to a fancy restaurant this weekend, which we have not done since Bink was born.  It was AWESOME.  The place was amazing and it really recharged us, you know?  Before we had dinner, we went to this cool little bar across the street from the restaurant and I got this.  It was heavenly.  A definite must-try, or make at home? 

Can you do that with lemon peels? If yes, can I come over?

The story of how the French 75 became popular and received it's name is said to be that it created by Harry MacElhone for returning WWI fighter pilots. It is named after an artillery gun called the French 75 which, like the drink, was known for it's kick. This drink can also be made with brandy in place of the gin and there is some question as to which version is the real French 75, but gin is the more common now. To add another twist, if the same drink is made with vodka for the base spirit, it is a French 76.


  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • Champagne


  1. Pour the lemon juice or gin and Cointreau into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled Champagne flute.
  4. Carefully add the Champagne.
SOOOO good.

1 comment:

  1. Yum. I'm a big fan of gin. Unfortunately, I never have an open bottle of Champagne just sitting around, because...well, who does? It will lose its bubbles! I'll have to order this out sometime. :)