French 75

A saucy little cocktail i mixed up for the girls when they came over to swap clothes. I forgot to take a photo - i'll get one on the next serving. This was especially precious with a cluster of tiny frozen champagne grapes in the bottom of the glass as a garnish.

1/4 oz lemon juice (i've used lime with good effect)
dash of sugar syrup (or a small bar spoon o' bar sugar)
dash of grenadine (i leave this out if i want the grapes to be seen)
3/4 oz gin (i use Bombay Sapphire, my house 'well' gin)

Shake the first four ingredients over ice in a shaker. Strain into a cocktail class or a champagne flute, and fill with champagne.

Heather said "Hey, i can't taste the gin!" and then confirmed that that was, indeed, a good thing. Give that girl champagne, and she'll drink anything.

Posted by shock on August 12, 2003 | TrackBack

hey, I just don't like gin! but that drink was really pretty. I'm thinking it's darling enough for me to recreate it at the Gatsby picnic!

Posted by: heather on August 12, 2003 12:48 PM

Where do you get the tiny champagne grapes? I don't think I've ever seen those.

Posted by: ladygoat on August 13, 2003 6:33 AM

I found them at Whole Foods Market, in Cupertino.

Posted by: meriko on August 13, 2003 6:48 AM

Trader Joes had some this week as well...

Posted by: naomi_traveller on August 17, 2003 10:50 AM

If you don't like gin, make it with Brandy or even Cognac. That's how I've always made them (but I understand gin is traditional). Yummy!

Posted by: Karen on September 2, 2003 4:12 PM

WTF - which nurseries have champagne grape plants?

Posted by: Jimmy Shirley on August 31, 2005 4:36 PM
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