Friday, December 29, 2006

Cheers to the French (75)!!

In the spirit of New Year's, I'd like the share my favorite cocktail recipe. It dates back to the 20's prohibition days and is not like anything you've ever tasted before. The combination of flavors is a delight: not too sweet and will leave you wanting more due to the organic flavors of the gin. As always, use the highest quality liquor for best results and less likelihood of a hangover. A lady should always take these things into consideration. This drink is great with pistachios!

The French 75
1 part gin
1 part triple sec or Cointreau*
1 part champagne

Pour over ice in a shaker and shake briskly. Serve in a champagne or martini glass with a twist of orange zest.

*Cointreau is sweeter so if you use it, use less than 1 equal part. This drink should not be as sticky sweet as a Cosmopolitan or other modern cocktail.


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