champagne never last long here

A while ago Erika took a bartending class that I just knew would end up benefiting me. Since that class she always visits me prepared to make something fancy.

This picture is the remnants of a couple of French 75s, a champagne cocktail first made in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris. Apparently the drink has such a kick that it feels like being shelled with a French 75mm field gun … or so says Wikipedia. We just like to watch the bubbles rise off the sugar cube.

Erika’s French 75 is a bit different from other recipes online. It starts with a sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne glass, a bit of gin, fill the glass with champagne (to watch the bubbles) and a lemon twist. Ta da! Empty glass.


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