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French 75

It somehow feels indulgent to open a bottle of bubbly just to make cocktails. But, it’s summer, and prosecco is the name of the game — and a good-for-mixing bottle can be had for under $20. So why not?

What really convinced me to try out a French 75,* though, was MetropoChris’s write-up, which told me that not having simple syrup on hand was no excuse. All I had to do was put a 1/4 cup of water and a 1/4 cup of sugar in a bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds. Okay, done.

* Which I had never had, despite trying a sister cocktail, the Soixante-Neuf, a while back.

french 75

And it was good.

French 75
Recipe type: cocktail
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
  • 2½ oz gin
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 6 oz sparkling wine
  • lemon wheels, for garnish
  1. Mix the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until cold and strain into two goblets.
  2. Top with sparkling wine. Float a lemon wheel on top of each drink, and enjoy!


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