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:
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.
2 ounces gin (dry)
1 tsp superfine sugar
½ ounce lemon juice
5 ounces Champagne
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