While I know January is normally time for cleansing and hitting the gym and starting that diet you have been putting off for months, sometimes you just need a little enticing treat. A little break during happy hour should be welcomed when you are working so hard in other areas of your life. I often feel that we take on too much at once, or at least I know I do, and we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to bury our heads in work and in daily tasks, and we regularly forget to take that step back and just breathe. I personally struggle with this time and again. When I am not working, I fill my days off with to-do lists, workouts, errands, and assignments and I am constantly trying to tell myself to relax and enjoy the day for what it is worth. Today, I did just that. Kris and I are super fond of this little cocktail and we love it so much we knew we had to share it with you. It is a little spin on the classic French 75 and is incredibly delicious. It encompasses just the right amount of sweetness with a strong and biting piney undertone and the bubbles give that extra special effervescence. Oh, I shouldn’t forget to tell you that when I saw the Michelle Brut Champagne, I obviously had to buy it. So fun! We hope that you enjoy because we definitely are! Xo.
Ps. Kris- “Why did you write an ‘Xo’ at the end?”
Me: “Because I’m drunk, honey.”
- cocktail shaker
- .5oz and 1oz jigger (measuring tool)
- champagne saucer or flute
- .5 oz of Meyer lemon juice* (see note)
- 1 oz gin
- .5 oz elderflower liquor (St. Germain)
- .5oz champagne or prosecco
- Meyer lemon twist, for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker, add ice. Add the lemon juice, gin, and St. Germain. Shake vigorously and pour into a champagne saucer or flute. Top with champagne and garnish with a twist. Cheers!
- I love using Meyer lemons because they are naturally sweeter and less sour than regular lemons. If you cannot find these beauties any lemon will do.