New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration. We celebrate the old, and ring in the new with a renewed excitement and energy, What could be coming ahead? It’s also a time that we tend to indulge, and a French 75 is perfect for that. Perhaps we indulge a little more than we should, but hey. The new year only comes around once a year, after all.
We’re ringing in the new year with a twist on the classic French 75 cocktail. I was first introduced to this classic drink on a trip to New Orleans. I was totally unfamiliar with the drink, but I quickly understood why it has stood the test of time. While many French 75 recipes call for gin, the original was made with cognac. Cognac adds a much deeper, richer flavor, and, let’s be honest, is a little fancier.
While your friends may not be familiar with a French 75 cocktail, they soon will be. These are so easy to make, and are practically foolproof. Plus Cognac and Champagne? Ooh la la. You so fancy.
What do you say? Are you going to try your hand at making a French 75 cocktail? Do let me know!