This Wet Wednesday Under Raidar goes international with the powerful classic cocktail known as the French 75. Oui Oui!
The French 75 was first stirred up in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris by the famous barman Harry MacElhone. Because of the mighty kick this classic knockout provides, it seemed fitting to name it after the commanding artillery gun, the French 75mm.
The Under Raidar girls love a robust French 75 in the
morning evening. There’s nothing better than a great cocktail WITH champagne! The French 75 does go both ways… Gin or Cognac, but here at Under Raidar we stick with Harry’s O.G recipe of gin.
Wet Wednesdays French 75 Recipe
- 2 ounces London dry gin
- 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- 5 ounces Brut champagne
Add all the ingredients except the Champagne to a shaker and fill with ice.
Shake well and strain into a Champagne flute.
Top with the Champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.
A votre santa!
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