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Cocktail of the Week: French “75”


The beginning of the revolution that toppled the French monarchy is symbolized by the storming of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789. The date is celebrated in France in the same way that July 4, 1776 is celebrated in America. (Presumably minus the chien chaud.)

Half fill a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and add 1 jigger dry gin, 1 teaspoon bar syrup (simple syrup), and the juice of 1/2 lemon. Shake the mixture vigorously and strain it into a highball glass packed with cracked ice. Fill the glass with chilled Champagne.

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