Now what better way to ring in the new year, than with a fantabulous gin cocktail? My friend David recently introduced me to one (or two, or three...). It's called a French 75, and it's so deliciously potent that it was named after a piece of WWI French artillery...
|Wait! And just how much gin does this thing hold?!|
Cheers to a Healthy and Happy 2011!
Adapted from The Washington Post, August 12, 2009
- 2 oz. gin
- 1 oz. simple syrup
- 1 oz. lemon juice
- Brut Champagne or other dry sparkling wine
- Lemon twist for garnish
NOTE: To make simple syrup, combine equal parts of sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a slow rolling boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes. Transfer to a heatproof container and let cool to room temperature. Cover tightly and refrigerate until chilled through; store indefinitely.