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French 75 Cocktail Recipe

French 75

Named after a piece of artillery during World War I, this drink was originally made with gin. Over time it became more popular using brandy.

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TIME/SERVINGS
Total Time: Under 5 mins
Makes: 6 drinks

INGREDIENTS
6 cubes brown or white sugar, or 3 teaspoons granulated brown or white sugar
12 dashes orange bitters
6 ounces gin or brandy
6 lemon wedges
1 bottle sparkling wine, chilled
6 orange twists

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In each of 6 glasses place 1 sugar cube or 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 2 dashes of the orange bitters, and 1 ounce of the gin or brandy.
  2. Squeeze a lemon wedge into each glass and discard the wedge. Stir.
  3. Divide the sparkling wine evenly among the glasses, garnish each glass with an orange twist, and serve.
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Written by jwthibideaux

February 17, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Posted in TGIF, Uncategorized

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