The French 75

April 21, 2011 | By | COMMENTS

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When my friends Patty and Lauren came over for dinner last week, they brought the ingredients to make a cocktail. One of those ingredients–a simple syrup–spilled all over Patty’s bag in transit, but let’s not focus on that. Instead, let’s focus on the e-mail exchange that I had with Patty yesterday about the drink that she made.

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Patty, can you remind me about the drink you made the other night? Was it French 75? 57? 55?

What went in it again?

Thanks!!

Love,

Adam

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yes, a french 75!

love,

patty

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WHAT WENT IN IT

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ha!

simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, gin, and champagne.

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IN WHAT PROPORTIONS

!!!!!

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OMG!

2 oz gin (i used hendricks)

1 oz fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz simple syrup

top with champagne

GOOD????

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Yes, thank you.

Love,

Adam

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OH, and a DASH OF ORANGE BITTERS

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UGH

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Here’s Patty in action making the drink:

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As for the drink itself, it’s a great way to start a meal. Light, fizzy, and refreshing, it’s a surprisingly mellow riff on other champagne-based cocktails, cocktails that are usually very sweet. This isn’t very sweet at all and, if you don’t want to spend the money on champagne, you can certainly use Prosecco.

So thank you, Patty, for introducing me to a new drink! I’m sorry for yelling at you.

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Categories: Beverages/Cocktails, Recipes