Thursday, July 14, 2011

happy bastille day and cocktail hour

So, it's Bastille Day, and what better way to celebrate the French holiday than with my new favorite cocktail: the French 75?

The French 75, or "Soixante Quinze" in French, is made from Gin, Champagne, lemon juice and sugar. According to Wikipedia, the drink was created in 1915 at the Paris landmark, Harry's New York Bar by barman Harry MacElhone. The concoction was said to pack such a punch that it felt like being bombarded by the French 75mm howitzer artillery piece—but I just think it's delightful!

The recipe I followed can be found over at the lovely site, Honest Fare. Santé!

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