I love the Christmas season, but what I love even more is New Year’s Eve parties! Every year I get together with my friends and family to ring the New Year. We have a huge party that is loaded with food and drinks. We trade off who hosts the party every year and this year is my turn!
I realized how hard it could be to make so many people happy! I knew that by having so many people over I am bound to have a huge variety of tastes. I decided to help everyone and make a few different drinks. One of the drinks I chose to make was the French 75. This drink gives the non-beer drinkers something to have that is sweet but still has that kick! With a splash of gin and some Proseco or Champagne, mixed with fresh lemon, this is a sweet and tangy drink to appeal to all tastes! I love this drink because it has all the things that make up a great drink and ring in the new year!

Calories: 232, Fat 0 grams, Sodium 1.2 mg, Carbs 13.9 grams, Fiber 0.1 grams, Sugar 5 grams, Protein 0 grams

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Makes 1

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon powdered sugar
1 ½ fluid ounce gin
5 fluid ounces well chilled Proseco or Champagne
1 lemon twist (optional)

1. Fill a cocktail shaker half way with ice. Add lemon juice, powdered sugar and gin. Shake well.
2. Strain into champagne flute and top with Proseco or Champagne. Garnish with lemon twist, if using.
Amanda_GarbuttAmanda Garbutt is the host of  The Hot Plate , a free online cooking show dedicated to inspiring culinary confidence in new cooks. The Hot Plate also offers regular cooking tips and advice, how-tos, and information on seasonal ingredients.