hump day treat: french 75


Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, French 75 cocktails are crisp, light and refreshing. Michael and I made these with my parents during our recent hurri-cation in Lafayette. With no place to go and nothing pressing to do, it was really nice to sip a cocktail (or two) and watch the rain. But trust me, this bevvy is just as enjoyable under clear skies. I hope you enjoy! Happy hump day!


  • 1 1/2 to 2 ounces cognac, brandy or gin (I used gin)
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (make your own using equal parts sugar and water)
  • Champagne


Makes one drink

Fill tall glass with ice.

Add alcohol, lemon juice and simple syrup.

Mix with a spoon.

Top with champagne.

Garnish with lemon twist.

Quote of the day:

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” –Lao Tzu