Friday, January 6, 2017

The French 75

Peter Marshall: A friend offers to give you a French 75. What is that?
Paul Lynde : Just a minute, that's 25 more than it was last time.
It's awards season again with the Golden Globes almost upon us. This year promises to be a doozy as far as political grandstanding. The Grammys will probably draw the most Trump-ire. In order to judge and umpire the speech-making, here's a suggestion: Get thee ye to a liquor store before Sunday and pick up the ingredients for the best awards-watching drink of all, the French 75:


The drink is merely a souped-up glass of bubbly. There are many variants. The version we use is:

1/2 oz Cointreau (or triple sec if you're on a budget)
1/2 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 oz of gin (or cognac)
Champagne to top

Mix and add to a champagne or wine glass. Top with champagne, prosecco, or any white sparkling wine. Briefly stir. Enjoy.

The drink's history dates back to the Lafayette Escadrille in WW I. The drink was named after the famous French 75mm artillery piece:

7 comments:

ndspinelli said...

Paul Lynde was a natural comic.

chickelit said...

He was truly the best of that show.

chickelit said...

I'll be watching the Golden Globes delayed because of the anticipated overlap between it and the Packers/Giants game.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Lynde is funny, but the French 75 is basically a side car with sparkling wine.

chickelit said...

The sidecar is riff off another drink. There is very rarely anything new under the sun.

Lem said...

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ricpic said...

Paul Lynde was the last lovable homosexual. Completely unagressive about his "proclivity." A genuinely sweet guy.