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Booze You Can Use: Have a French 75

French-75-Main
photo by Arnaud's

I'm feeling particularly bubbly today -- maybe it's the gorgeous weather, or my bright orange dress, or having gone for a swim before work -- but I'm pretty sure there will be some bubbles in my future tonight. And if not tonight, at brunch with the girls tomorrow (because I don't think we've *ever* had brunch without bubbles). The French 75 is most often found with gin, but is sometimes made with cognac -- choose whichever one floats your boat. PS -- the guy in the picture, Chris Hannah, makes a fantastic French 75 (at the French 75 Bar at Arnaud's in NOLA). Tell him I said hi!

20100901french75French 75
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce gin or cognac
champagne

Combine lemon, simple and spirit in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a champagne flute or coupe and top with champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist if desired.

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