Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bastille Day Cocktail!

Happy Bastille Day!

In case you didn't know, July 14th is Bastille Day in France!  Le Fete Nationale, as it's also called commerates the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress and is a day of celebration in France that includes parades and a Presidential garden party.  So channel your inner French, make a cocktail or sip Champagne, and celebrate La Fete Nationale!

Try this French "75" Champagne Cocktail courtsey of Tyler Florence for The Food Network 
  • 8 ounces gin
  • 8 ounces orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or triple sec
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 4 dashes orange bitters
  • 8 sugar cubes
  • 1 bottle Champagne, chilled
Pour gin, orange liqueur, lime juice, and bitters into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well to blend. Put a sugar cube into a Champagne flute. Strain about 2 ounces of the gin mixture into the glass. Carefully top it off with Champagne. Yeilds 8 cocktails.

Want to be even more French inspired?  Serve them in these French designed Evolution Champagne Flutes (shown above) set of 6 for $79.

Bon fete!

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