We brought back our French 75 Macarons to help you ring in a beautiful, magical West Coast New Year! The French 75 is a champagne cocktail that dates back to 1915, and was created by the New York Bar in Paris. If you're in France, you can of course drop the 'French' from the name and simply order a Soixante Quinze (Seventy Five)
And here's a quick recipe if you'd like to try making it chez-vous:
3cl Cognac or gin
2 dashes simple syrup
1.5cl lemon juice
Combine gin, syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled champagne glass. Top up with Champagne. Add a twist of lemon peel. Stir gently.
OR an even quicker version: drop a sugar cube into a champagne flute, pour a shot of gin over it, top the glass with champagne and add your lemon twist!
Cheers friends! Here's to 2017.