Nothing says Merry Christmas like getting completely sloshed and arguing with your relatives, and as my little Christmas gift to you here’s an elegant festive cocktail that will help get you there – The French 75.
Here’s what you will need:
- 1/3rd Cup Sugar
- 1/3rd Cup Water
- 1/2 Cup English Dry Gin
- 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 Bottle Chilled Champagne
Heat the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, and stir until the sugar has disolved, then cool.
Combine syrup with gin and lemon juice. Chill until cold.
Add 2 tablespoons gin mixture to each Champagne flute, then top off with the Champagne. Garnish with julienned lemon.
Drink three or four with your relatives, then begin discussing Fox News, illegal immigrants, distributing condoms to 8th graders, Sarah Palin’s qualifications to run the universe, extending unemployment benefits for twelve years, gay Generals, your much better ideas on how your siblings should raise their kids, your brother’s lack of ambition, and the fact that your parents loved your sister more than you. Merry Christmas!