Monday, April 20, 2009

French 75

The weekend was warm and sunny, and so - though the ground was still damp - my thoughts turned immediately to summery cocktails. This one (via CHOW) sounded good, though expediency led me to use the recipe in the comments (reproduced below) instead of the main one. They turned out well, if rather undistinguished; I suspect they'll become more of a favorite as the weather warms and the garden patch needs additional tending. Next time, I'll probably try the bitters-and-sugar cube version, too - that might add a bit more character to it.
  • 4 oz. champagne or sparkling wine
  • 1/4 oz. gin (Tanqueray was fine)
  • 1/4 0z. Cointreau
  • 1/4 oz. freshly-squeezed lemon juice
Combine everything in a glass. Stir, and serve (orange rind garnish optional).

No comments:

Post a Comment