The Cocktail Diaries: French 75s

by Rebekahcooked up on August 10, 2014

I can’t believe the crazy amount of stuff we accomplished today and this weekend. We finished up some homemade orange liqueur. We made cake, scones, fish tacos, corn fritters, and of course, a cocktail. And, I got a ton of laundry done. But it’s been a hot one. The windows are all open and they will be all night.

French 75s | PDXfoodlove

The French 75 is so perfect for just this occasion.

French 75s | PDXfoodlove

Light, fresh, fizzy and icy cold. Any questions?

Here’s what you need for one drink:
1 oz. gin
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
Finish with sparkling wine/champagne – about 3 oz.
lemon zest for garnish

French 75s | PDXfoodlove

Shake the gin, lemon juice and syrup with ice until as cold as you can handle it. Strain into a coupe glass. Finish with sparkling wine and top with a lemon zest.


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