French 75 Cocktail

French 75 Cocktail

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  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1

It may be called the ‘French 75’ but this light and fizzy cocktail is also popular in New Orleans where the gin in substituted for cognac.

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 1-1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Sparkling wine
  • Orange slice or cherry to garnish

Directions

  1. Pour the gin, simple syrup and lemon juice in a shaker filled with ice, and shake the mixture vigorously for 15 seconds.
  2. Strain the contents of the shaker into a martini glass, and top with the sparkling wine.
  3. Garnish the cocktail with a slice of orange or a cherry if desired, and serve immediately.

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