[yumprint-recipe id=’2′]I discovered this drink in the bar at the Mark Hopkins Hotel during the SF Writers Conference. It was so delicious that I made it the drink of choice of Camila Gray, one of the lead characters in my novel.
The origin of the French 75 is up for debate, but the meaning of the name isn’t. The combination of gin and champagne has such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm field gun.
A note about this recipe. Gin and champagne are two things that, when good, are very good. But cheap versions can leave you feeling terrible. I recommend drinking only one or two of these a year, when you feel like spending a bit extra for good champagne and gin. New Year’s Eve, perhaps?