Cocktail report. I made a French 75 tonight, and…well, it passes the “does this cocktail make me want to immediately make another one?” test.
But…to be blunt, and with all due respect to my beloved bosom-mate rosé, I think I’ll go with actual champagne next time. The sparkling bubbles make a world of difference. Word on the street is that you can open a bottle of champagne and finish it over 3-5 days…it will retain bubbles about that long. The freakin’ lemon juice is a problem, too. Lemons aren’t cheap, and getting a half ounce of juice out of these fuckers is a tall order.
Anyhoo, they are fun to make, tasty, and it beats paying $8-$12 to have some fancy bartender make one for me.
@UncleVinny I googled and it sounds rather tasty. I’ll have to make some soon (it will give me a reason to open some of the American “champagne” I’ve got hogging space in my wine cellar)
I’ve recently been experimenting with various Campari based drinks and have discovered that I quite like the Negroni, tho I prefer it with two parts of a non-juniper-forward gin (Hendricks, Beefeater) instead of a single part of “generic” gin.