You say "Tuesday!", I say "French 75!"... well, why not?! Sad to say I have never had this before, though I have heard of it. I knew I wanted a champagne cocktail tonight, Googled "classic champagne cocktails", and voilà!
I found several different legitimate looking versions (from Imbibe, Esquire, Saveur, and Serious Eats), all with different amounts and ratios of gin:lemon:sugar. I ended up "averaging" these recipes and did, per drink, 1 oz. gin, 3/4 oz. lemon juice, and 1/2 oz. simple syrup, shaken on ice, strained into a champagne flute, topped with champs (ok, as it is just a Tuesday, I used sparkling wine: Barefoot Bubbly Brut), and garnished with a long lemon spiral.
This was so insanely good - @johnpalmerlarson and I had to frown and stare at the drink for awhile before we could speak. We both got the vibe of subtle honey, but this must be an association of gin+lemon with the Bee's Knees?
I would love for those of you with more cocktail knowledge than me to share your thoughts on whether there is one true French 75 recipe, or if different iterations are equally valid.
Thank you and cheers! 🥂
New post on my blog (link in bio): Six Scrumptious Highlights of the upcoming @greatbathfeast, my absolute favourite Bath festival! I had a fabulous time on last week's preview tour, and we finished the day with this incredible gin & tonic @sub13bar 🍸click the link in my bio to read the full write-up!
Try Our Autumn Cocktail:
THE BLACKBERRY RADLER * 9 ounces fresh blackberries (about 1½ cups)�
* 1 cup sugar�
* 2 cups chilled PINK 47 gin�
* ¾ cup fresh lemon juice�
* 2 cups chilled club soda�
* Lemon wheels (for serving)� PREPARATION:
- Bring blackberries, sugar, and ½ cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan
- Stir until sugar is dissolved. - Reduce heat, stirring occasionally, until fruit is very soft, 20–25 minutes. - Let blackberry syrup cool, then strain into a large pitcher
- Press fruit to extract as much liquid as you possibly can
- Add PINK 47 gin and lemon juice to syrup in pitcher. - Add lots of ice to fill and stir until chilled
Fill gin glasses with ice cubes
Top each with ¼ cup club soda
Garnish with lemon wheels
Invite friends round and enjoy! 🍁🍷 To get your autumn gin supply click below...
We’ve got some classic gin cocktails and snazzy jazz tunes to turn your Mondays around! Drop by ABV on September 25 and catch Nicole Tejedor on sax and Carlos Jesena on guitar!
ABV Absinthe & Cocktail Bar
B/F 22 Jupiter Street, Makati
For reservations, please contact 09177040942. #abv#abvph
We are fortunate to be staying at friends right now and even luckier to have access to their herb garden. I created this cocktail inspired by a recipe I had seen on @dillonsdistills website.
The Green thumb
1 1/2 oz. @dillonsdistills Gin
4 pineapple sage leaves
1 lemon thyme sprig
small pinch of coarse salt
1/4 oz. Green Chartreuse
4 dashes homemade Wormwood Bitters (or @dillonsdistills wormwood cocktail bitters)
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. Simple syrup
Pineapple sage leaf for garnish
In a large shaker, muddle sage leaves, thyme and salt. Add Gin, Chartreuse, lemon juice, bitters and syrup. Stir. Fill shaker with ice & shake until well chilled. Double strain into glass. Garnish with sage leaf.
Want to drink like Bogie, Bacall and the Rat Pack – Romanoff's of Beverly Hills
30ml Plymouth gin
30ml Fresh lime juice
1 tsp Cherry Heering
1 tsp Grenadine Fee Brothers
Top of with Ginger beer
Build in glass, fill halfway with ice and top with ginger beer, garnish with 3 Maraschino cherries.