For New Years Eve, Rob decided to make a true classic cocktail in two different versions!! The French 75 is a true classic and is named after a French artillery piece as the rumor goes. These have the feel of classic dinner parties, Downton Abbey, or swanky New York/Paris/London clubs.
There are a large number of versions of this cocktail that can be made, using all sorts of different citrus or liquors. Another version that we have made, the French 76, uses vodka as the liquor. To really mix it up, you could also use something Chambourd or other fruit liquor to give it a colorful twist. Its super easy to make and really hard to mess up.
Whatever you are celebrating, this is a classic cocktail that elevates the Champagne and is very impressive looking to guests, loved ones, or the internet!
- 2 Oz Cognac 75/ Bourbon(95)
- 1.5 Oz Lemon Juice fresh squeezed
- 2 Oz Orange Juice French 95 only
- 0.5 Oz Simple Syrup
- Lemon Peel
- Combine and shake all of the ingredients with ice in a shaker.
- Shake for 30 seconds.
- Strain into a glass.
- Top with Champagne.
- Garnish with the Lemon Peel twist.