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Monday, November 14, 2016

French 75





Life has been busy.  Taking care of my mom, my aunt and a dear friend who had a house fire.  A vacation to Montreal and Quebec.  A couple of business trips.  A LOT of work in the office.  I'm behind.  Seriously behind.  So, let me without further ado introduce you to the French 75. 

We first had this drink in New Orleans.  And, loved it.  Then, we made it at home.  Meh.  Fast forward to Ina Garten's new cookbook - Cooking for Jeffrey.  Several drink recipes but this was the one we had all the ingredients for.  This time it was a five.  Just as good as New Orleans.  It'll go on our short list for sure.  Right up there with my beloved Boss Tweed!

French 75
makes four cocktails

Ingredients:

4 ounces VS or VSOP Cognac
4 ounces simple syrup
3 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
2 cups ice cubes
1 750 ml bottle good Champagne, chilled (we used Prosecco)
4 long strips of lemon zest

Directions:

Put the Cognac, simple syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with the ice.  Shake for 30 seconds.  Pour into four Champagne flutes and top them off with the Champagne and lemon zest. 


from Cooking for Jeffrey by Ina Garten

4 comments:

Kate said...

Sounds great! I loved the drinks that were in Ina's new cookbook. Love that you tried one and it is worth making!!

Karen Johnson said...

Thanks, Kate! Sounds delicious!

Kayte said...

Love Montreal and Quebec so much. I am getting this book for Christmas...it is here in the residence already wrapped in Christmas paper and I haven't peeked or secretly unwrapped it or anything (what willpower!) but I've been watching her show on Food Network and I am excited to cook from it. Busy, busy, busy...hope you get some time for you soon!

Liz Berg said...

I'm loving this new cookbook! Glad you found a winner!!!