Your Weekend Cocktail

The French 75

Named after the World War One artillery shell, it doesn’t pack quite that much punch. But it’s damn tasty and the closest thing to manly you can get when your wife wants to share a bottle of champagne.


You’ll need:

2/3 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/3 ounce simple syrup
2 ounces premium gin
A bottle of champagne (nothing fancy)
Two champagne glasses

Shake the lemon juice, simple syrup and gin gently over ice. Pour equal portions into two champagne glasses, then top off with the bubbly.

Repeat until the champagne bottle is empty.


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