Weekend Cocktail: French 75

It is technically the end of the holidays, but I am going to celebrate my only day off of the week with a little bubbly anyway! This has been a tough holiday season for me, working through Christmas, New Year’s eve, and every weekend. I did not attend a single holiday party. While residency can make one weary, I cannot help but feel grateful for this amazing (albeit sometimes exhausting) profession I have. 2014 was a wonderful year full of numerous milestones (match day, graduating medical school, moving to a new city). It is hard to think 2015 will top it, but I am optimistic that it will!

The French 75 gets its name from the French 75-millimeter gun of World War I or the “Soixante-Quinze”. The champagne makes it a festive cocktail – perfect for the holidays. Warning: It is a strong cocktail. Enjoy wisely.

French 75

From the 12 Bottle Bar

Makes 1 Drink

2 teaspoons Simple Syrup

3/4 ounce strained, freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 1/2 ounces dry gin

Champagne or sparking wine, chilled


1. Combine the simple syrup, lemon juice, and gin in a mixing glass.

2. Fill the glass 3/4 full with ice cubes and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled, 15 seconds.

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3. Strain into a flute and top with chilled champagne.

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“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

-T.S. Eliot

Happy New Year!

-Lisa

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