Aqua Vitae: The French 75

The holidays are upon us ladies, and we here at Outblush want you to be the hostess with the mostest this year. We've already hooked you up with the best outfits, decor and music, but let's not forget what gets the party really started... the booze!

Over the next few weeks we'll be arming you with some amazing recipes for cocktails, punches, nogs and the like. So stay tuned, and happy entertaining!

The 75-millimeter M1897 is a potent little gun that was the mainstay of the French field artillery in World War I. Created in 1915 at the Paris landmark, Harry's New York Bar by Harry MacElhone, the combination of ingredients was said to fire like the French 75mm.

It's light, it's sweet, and, like its namesake, has a kick!

1 1/2 ounces gin, (we like Hendricks)
3/4 ounce lemon juice
2 teaspoons super fine sugar
Lemon or orange peel

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice except champagne. Strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with a lemon or orange peel.

Sip your bubbly fare from the delightful Boule Flute ($68). These gem-stemmed champagne chalices will make your cocktails extra merry and bright.



Posted on 12.06.10 at 8:05 PM

One of my favorite drinks...anytime!

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