Feu d'artifice du 14 juillet 2011 sur le sites de la Tour Eiffel

The people of France took a stand, July 14th 1789. After centuries of oppression, the citizens of the European country stormed Bastille to rise up against the “Big Brothers” of society. Their voices rang loud and clear with their actions that day. And so to that we say, justice for the people!

Let’s raise a glass to the homeland of romance, the Eiffel Tower, croissants, and of course Champagne! Now if you’re a fan of the bubbly, be sure to enjoy some Champagne cocktails to celebrate this exciting holiday:

Lemon Twist
Sugar cube
3 dashes Bitters
Twist of Lemon

Directions: Place sugar cube in a chilled champagne flute, lash it with 2 or 3 dashes of bitters (Agnostura or Peychaud’s), fill glass with champagne, and squeeze a lemon twist on top.

French 75
2 ounces gin (dry)
1 tsp superfine sugar
½ ounce lemon juice
5 ounces Champagne
Collins Glass

Directions: Shake well with cracked ice in a chilled cocktail shaker, then strain into a Collins glass half-full of cracked ice and top off with champagne.

Recipes found via esquire.com