French 75 | Schnucks

French 75

Beer, Wine & Spirits, New Years

This classy drink was developed in the 1920s and was even featured in the classic movie, Casablanca.

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This classy drink was developed in the 1920s and was even featured in the classic movie, Casablanca.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. gin
  • 1 tbsp. agave nectar or simple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. orange flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier®
  • 1/2 cup Champagne or Prosecco
  • twist of lemon peel, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Into cocktail shaker filled with ice, add gin, agave, lemon juice and liqueur; shake vigorously until frost forms on outside of shaker.
  2. Strain gin mixture into Champagne flute or cocktail glass.
  3. Add additional ice, if desired; top with Champagne and garnish with lemon twist, if desired.

Cook's Wisdom

How to Make a Lemon Twist With a Bar Spoon and Knife
  • Trim ends of the lemon
  • Insert a bar spoon between the pulp and the rind and follow along the entire edge to separate from the rind, keeping the rind whole
  • Slice the rind in half once, lengthwise
  • Use a bar spoon once more to scrape extra white pith
  • Roll the lemon peel up and thinly slice with a knife
    How to Make a Lemon Twist With Only a Knife
    • Slice lemon width-wise into medallions
    • Cut around the edge of the pulp to separate from the rind
    • Slice one side to create a long peel
    • Twist the peel into a curly shape using a marker or cooking utensil handle
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