French 75

WWI doughboys bivouacked in Champagne, France created this cocktail.  The French 75 is American immodesty applied with success to a few ingredients on-hand.  Do not wait for Bastille Day, July 14th , to try this sapid brew.




Sugar cubes

Place a sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne flute and add about 1½ ounces of cognac.  Fill the glass with champagne and garnish it with a lemon twist.

In the movie Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, the French 75 is a preferred beverage of Rick’s.
“Three be the things that I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient Champagne.” -Dorothy Parker


Photo © Katharine Pollak Photography

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