sip + savor
yields: 1 drink
The White Lily, also known as a French 75, is a crisp cocktail commonly featured on the menus of swanky, upscale lounges. The recipe dates back to the 1920s during World War I as the cocktail was known to pack a powerful punch similar to a French 75mm field gun used in battle. It was originally developed at the legendary Harry’s New York Bar in Paris (along with the Bloody Mary and Sidecar) by barman Harry MacElhone. Harry’s was known to be a popular spot for American soldiers and celebrities to let loose and enjoy lavish drinks while remaining a secret to tourists.
- 3 oz of prosecco
- 1½ oz of gin
- 1 oz of lemon juice
- 1 oz of simple syrup
- Lemon peel to garnish
Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
Add ice and shake the ingredients vigorously until chilled. Strain into a champagne coupe and top with prosecco simultaneously.
Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.