A simple, yet classic cocktail in the Lavin family is the French 75. This drink became popular during World War II, although it is named for an innovative piece of French artillery that was used during World War I. This drink was popularized by New York City’s Stork Club, and you may even recognize it from the movie Casablanca. However, before the public came to love this drink, it was the drink of choice served at parties before American soldiers left for the second World War. All of the wives would come visit their husbands, and the night before they departed, there would be a huge celebration filled with dinner, drinks and dancing–and the French 75 was the go-to drink for this occasion. Over the years, Americans came to love this cocktail, and it is considered an old-fashioned classic to this day. My husband’s late grandmother always loved this drink, and she passed down her love of it to me, so these popsicles are an ode to her.
This refreshing treat is easy to make, as all you have to do is mix the cocktail, and then pour into an ice pop plastic sleeve. Make sure to freeze overnight, and don’t forget when you go to enjoy this tasty treat, that it has some kick to it, which is why it’s named after an artillery piece after all!
- 12 oz. Champagne
- 1 shot of Gin
- 4 oz. of simple syrup
- 3 oz Lemon Juice
- In a measuring cup, add champagne, gin, simple syrup and fresh lemon juice.
- Using a funnel, pour the cocktail into ice pop plastic sleeves.
- Freeze overnight and serve as a tasty and refreshing after dinner treat!