What You Should Be Drinking This Weekend: December 30 - January 1

There’s no doubt about it: December is the month for bubbles. Between Christmas, Hanukkah, and all of our other holiday festivities, sparkles become essential during this time of year. Despite the holidays nearing their end, we’re coming up on the biggest, bubbliest weekend of them all, New Year’s Eve!

We’d normally suggest that you simply drink Champagne this weekend. But we noticed that 2016 wasn’t exactly the easiest year to get through. So we’re adding a little extra booze to our bubbly.

There’s no cocktail craftier, classier, or more delicious than a French 75. The bubbles bring festivity while the gin brings the booze, making our heads lighter and lovelier to ring in the new year. We’re sending 2016 out with a bang and cheersing to a happier 2017 with a flute (or three) of French 75s. There’s really nothing else you should be drinking this weekend.

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What You’ll Need:

  • 1 ounce gin
  • ¾ ounce lemon
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 ounces Champagne


Combine all ingredients in shaker tin except for Champagne. Add ice to shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into Champagne flute, then add Champagne. Garnish with lemon twist and cheers to the New Year!