Seen the weather forecast for this week? Looks like we may get into the eighties! It’s been a mighty long time coming. Two days and counting untll May, and what better way to celebrate than with a spiffy cocktail, full of sparkling sunny flavor.
My kids, Greta and Zan, stopped by for dinner and I asked them to whip up something cheery with a kick; a warm-up cocktail to bid adios to the long, cold gray days behind us. This is what they concocted, which Zan informed is “…a slight riff on a French 75”.
According to wikipedia, the French 75 is “….is a cocktail made from gin, Champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. The drink was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris — later Harry’s New York Bar — by barman Harry MacElhone. The combination was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm field gun, also called a “75 Cocktail”, or “Soixante Quinze” in French. The French 75 was popularized in America at the Stork Club in New York.”