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An evening in Paris: The one French cocktail to try for your next brunch

Ice cubes clinking, effervescent bubbles fizzing and corks a-popping. To help jazz up your party or Sunday brunch, here’s the recipe for French 75, a cocktail made with gin and Champagne.

more lifestyle Updated: Aug 07, 2017 10:34 IST
The French 75 cocktail from the Bar Hemingway at the Ritz Paris.
The French 75 cocktail from the Bar Hemingway at the Ritz Paris. (Ritz Paris/AFP)

To help jazz up your backyard barbecue, summer dinner party or Sunday brunch, Colin Field, who helms the historic Bar Hemingway at the Ritz Paris, shares his recipe for the classic French 75 cocktail. A historic watering hole named after its most famous and perhaps most loyal client, Ernest Hemingway, the Bar Hemingway is a small, intimate enclave at the rear of the five-star hotel, frozen nostalgically and elegantly in the 1920s.

For those who aren’t headed to Paris anytime soon Field shares a recipe for the French 75, a classic cocktail that’s said to have such a kick, it feels like being shelled by a French 75mm field gun.

To recreate the classic cocktail, Field emphasizes the importance of serving the drink in a highball glass -- not a champagne flute -- to replicate the field gun used in the First World War.

INGREDIENTS

2cl: Gin
1cl: Lemon juice
1 tablespoon:
Sugar
Half a lemon
Half
an orange or clementine
Champagne to top

METHOD

1) Dissolve sugar in gin and lemon juice.
2) Add lemon and orange slices.
3) Top with champagne.

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