in

Classic French 95: A Bourbon Twist on the Iconic French 75 Recipe

Classic French 95: A Bourbon Twist on the Iconic French 75 Recipe

The Classic French 95 Cocktail – A Twist on the French 75

An Introduction to the French 95

Do you love the refreshing and elegant flavors of the classic French 75 cocktail? Then you’ll definitely want to try its bourbon-infused cousin, the French 95! While the French 75 combines gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and Champagne, the French 95 swaps the gin for bourbon, adding a rich and slightly sweeter twist to this timeless drink.

A Brief History of the French 75

The French 75 cocktail dates back to World War I and takes its name from the French 75mm field gun. Legend has it that this drink was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris, where the combination of gin and Champagne was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled by the powerful French artillery.

The Ingredients and Method

To make your own delicious Classic French 95 cocktail, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Champagne, chilled
  • Lemon twist, for garnish

Follow these simple steps to craft your cocktail:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Add ice cubes and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds.
  3. Strain the mixture into a champagne flute or coupe glass.
  4. Top the glass with chilled Champagne.
  5. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Tweaking the Recipe

If you want to add a personal touch to your French 95, you can experiment with different types of bourbons. Some prefer a smoother, mellow flavor, while others like a more robust and spicy bourbon. Feel free to choose your favorite brand or try different ones to find the perfect match for your taste buds!

When to Enjoy a Classic French 95

The Classic French 95 is a refreshing cocktail that is perfect for various occasions. Its light and bubbly characteristics make it an ideal choice for brunches, bridal showers, or any celebration where you want to serve a stylish and classy drink.

So, next time you’re in the mood for a delightful twist on a classic cocktail, reach for the ingredients to make a Classic French 95 (aka French 75 with Bourbon). Sip, savor, and enjoy!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

What do you think?

Written by Emma Jones

Emma Jones has been writing about the spirits industry for the past five years. She has a degree in journalism and has written for several publications. Emma is passionate about the history and culture of whiskey and bourbon, and loves to share her knowledge with her readers. She is an active member of the Bourbon Women Association and the Kentucky Distillers Association. Emma is also a frequent speaker at whiskey and bourbon events, and has been featured in several publications and podcasts. She is dedicated to educating her readers on the history and culture of whiskey and bourbon, and is always looking for new ways to share her knowledge.

Celebrate 20 Years of Bourbon City Street Concert on Saturday – Elizabethtown News

Celebrate 20 Years of Bourbon City Street Concert on Saturday – Elizabethtown News

Casey Jones Partners with Hoptown Chronicle to Craft Kentucky Bourbon

Casey Jones Partners with Hoptown Chronicle to Craft Kentucky Bourbon