3 Easy Recipes for Your Oscar Night Party
French 75 cocktail
This drink was named after the French 75mm field gun—because both have a mighty kick! You can make variations by substituting the champagne with a different sparkling wine, or with cognac, which makes the drink a little sweeter.
Makes 1 serving
1 ounce gin
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
3 ounces champagne
Combine the gin with the lemon juice, simple syrup, and ice in a martini shaker. Shake until cold. Strain into a Collins glass or wine glass filled with fresh ice.
Top with champagne and garnish with lemon twist.
To make simple syrup: Stir one cup of sugar and one cup of very hot water until the sugar is dissolved. Bring the water and sugar to a boil. Once made, you can store it in the fridge.