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
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.
The Lazy Bartender comes out on select major alcohol related holidays and features Kate Bowyer mixing cocktails with 4 or less ingredients - because, you know, she's the Lazy Bartender and more than 4 is just too much.