Happy Hour--French 75

I think I've finally narrowed it down and champagne or sparkling wine is my absolute favorite drink.  I know in the past that I said I loved margaritas the most, but right now sparkling wine is my favorite.  

Also, this cocktail is my new favorite.  

I've had a French 75 dozens of times and I can say that I think my way is my favorite.  Just the right amount of lemon juice, gin, St. Germain, and sparkling wine. It's so easy and super fancy.

Usually, a French 75 is made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and topped with champagne or sparkling wine.  I decided to swap the St. Germain Elderflower liqueur for the simple syrup and the taste is just perfect.  A little tart and a little sweet.

A perfect little cocktail if I do say so myself.

French 75
1 ½ ounces gin
¾ ounces Elderflower liqueur
¾ ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 ounces champagne or sparkling wine
lemon twist to garnish

Add the gin, Elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Shake vigorously and pour into chilled champagne glasses.  Top each with champagne or sparkling wine.  Garnish with a lemon twist.



1 comment :

  1. How have I never had this??? I love gin and I love sparkling wine. This is happening.


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