french 75

 

french 75Just in case you haven’t drunk all the champagne (or prosecco, or whatever) already, here’s my very favourite thing to do with it. It’s deliciously grown-up, easily celebratory enough for new year’s eve, and easy enough to keep pouring well into the small hours.

french 75
Recipe from circle of misse. If you don’t have any simple syrup, there’s no need to buy a teeny bottle from the shop. Just put equal quantities of sugar and water in a saucepan and heat til the sugar’s dissolved, and boom: simple syrup. It keeps pretty indefinitely, too.

2/3 oz gin
2/3 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Champagne or another sparkling wine

Put the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a champagne flute and stir. Top up with champagne.

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