French 75

The French 75 is another drink which turns up in all the classic cocktail lists. However, I have to say that these are fairly thin on the ground in my native Glasgow. While I’m not normally a fan of champagne in any of its forms, I can really appreciate the combination of flavours which the ’75 offers up. Definitely a drink for celebrating that big promotion or salary increase after work, if only for the fact that you’ll feel momentarily like James Bond.


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French 75

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White Lady

I was recently asked by a customer what kind of gin cocktails I could make. I was shocked discover, upon reflection, that my repertoire is severely limited with this particular spirit. I suppose that’s what comes from working in a cocktail bar which specialises in tequila. Luckily, I know one or two recipes from the top of my head (even if I have no practical experience of making them) and was able to suggest a White Lady.

Here is the recipe as I (roughly) made it. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the result. It’s definitely a drink I’ll be revisiting for it’s fresh, tangy flavour; especially as the weather gets warmer.


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White Lady

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