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French 75 Cocktail

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Champagne has always been a favorite drink for special occasions, but why not turn it into a cocktail and drink it more often.  French 75 has been around since 1915 and was created in a New York style bar in Paris and was brought back to the United States after World War I.  The French 75 name comes from a 75mm French field gun that many said had the same kick as this drink.







1 ounce Gin, Hendricks is my favorite

1/2 ounce Cointreau orange liqueur

1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed


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To Prepare:

In a martini shaker pour gin, Cointreau and lemon juice.  Add ice to the shaker and shake until combined.  Pour the mixture into champagne flutes.

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Next, add the champagne to flutes and stir with a spoon

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