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Happy New Year

Updated: Jan 10, 2021

I know what I'm drinking this NYE, French 75.


French 75 is a classic French cocktail which in my opinion is somewhat similar to a Margherita, Caipirinha or Mojito. All three cocktails are based on lemon juice and sugar. They are sweet, easy to drink and lethal. Have a couple of these and you'll grow a smile which will be hard to erase, I guarantee you that.

So here's how you do it.


You Need

  • 2 oz (or 56g) Gin. Any brand you usually drink

  • 1 oz (28g) fresh squeezed lemon juice

  • 1oz (28g) simple syrup (if you're not sure how to make it, see instructions below)

  • 1-2oz (28-56g) Champagne. (use a good one, it's NYE after all).

  • Lemon twist

  • Ice


Simple Syrup

So easy to make. You'll need:

  • 1 cup (128g) fine sugar

  • 1/2 cup (64g) water

Now what...

  • In a small sauce pan over medium low heat, warm up the water and sugar and stir continuously until sugar is completely dissolved

  • Set aside to cool and transfer into a bottle or other empty container. Use until finished, then make it again.


French 75 Cocktail Instructions

  • Fill an empty champagne glass with water and ice and set aside to chill

  • In a shaker, combine the Gin, Ice, Lemon Juice and Simple Syrup

  • Shake well

  • Empty the champagne glass from the water and ice, and using a strainer pour cocktail liquid into the glass

  • Top with Champagne and garnish with a lemon twist

Happy New Year!

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