French 75 – The Lazy Bartender

We are celebrating the Birth of Champagne today, and Kate (The Lazy Bartender) is mixing up a special drink called the “French 75”.

All it takes is four ingredients:
1 ounce gin or Cognac
1/2 ounce Cointreau orange liqueur
1/2 ounce lemon juice
Champagne

Pour the lemon juice, gin, and Cointreau into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, then shake well. Strain into a chilled Champagne flute (or a glass tumbler as Kate prefers). Carefully fill with Champagne.