Did I ever tell you my bartending story? I know I haven’t. LOL Skip to the end, make yourself a gin cocktail, and come back to get the story!
This cocktail is for anyone who loves gin. Actually, I take that back. You don’t have to love it, but you do have to be willing to drink it. LOL If nothing else, you have another recipe to add to your arsenal.
don’t won’t drink gin, this recipe works well with vodka, bourbon, and cognac. I’ve tried them all, and they worked give or take a garnish…or I could just be a bit of a lush.
I’m a licensed bartender!
Let me insert my disclaimer in here right now: I don’t really know much more than I knew before becoming licensed! There’s only so much you can learn in a class, so I am still very much the amateur. Thanks!
I had been toying with the idea of becoming a bartender for years, but had never taken the leap or even really leaned into making it a reality. In January, I signed up for a weekend bartender certification class, learned how to mix a few staples, and got my license.
Well you know what happens after you start preparing yourself for something, right? Opportunity shows up!
I booked a gig!
One of my dearest sistafriends, Kalika, was hosting her very first pop-up shop, and wanted to have champagne poured for guests. Can you say a perfect way for me to get my bar legs? (Hmmm, are bar legs a thing?) I felt good about it, until champagne turned into a cocktail. I will admit now that this switch made me super anxious. However, once I gave myself that internal pep talk, I was able to pull it together.
The pop-up shop, BTQ 10N, was set in the early afternoon, in a bright and sunny space, and we wanted the drink to reflect the same vibe. Sure, it was brunch time, but mimosas felt too basic, so we decided on a take of the French 75. Kalika loves gin, and while I haven’t arrived there yet, I do love a good French 75! I have evidence in a previous recipe I posted.
About the 10N
The recipe is super simple which was perfect for the event. It includes simple syrup, gin, lemon juice, and a dry sparkling wine. I added rosemary for a bit of flavor and flair. Per the guests, was the perfect shopping accessory!
Speaking of shopping and accessories, I’m currently obsessed with this bar tool set. I’m having a hard time choosing between the black and copper. All that to say, you’ll want to have a shaker and jigger on hand (or not, get it how you live).
Drop a comment below and let me know if you’re a gin drinker. If so, what gin do you have on your home bar?
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An herby take on a French 75. Crafted especially for boutique10n.com.
1 oz Gin
1/2 oz Lemon juice
1/2 oz Simple syrup
~3 oz Champagne or sparkling wine
1 Lemon slice for garnish
1 Sprig of rosemary for garnish
- Add ice and the first three ingredients to the shaker.
- Shake well and strain into champagne flute.
- Top with champagne.
- Add garnish.