Tomorrow welcomes Bastille Day, the French national holiday that commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution. It's the perfect time to get cozy on the patio of a little bistro and make some celebratory noise. In the past, I've been inclined to settle in with a big beer and some moules frites, but this week, I've got a hankering for a French 75.
If you've never had one, a French 75 combines bubbly with the bright flavors of citrus and gin for a slightly sweet but very clean drink. My favorite version comes from San Francisco bar star Jeff Hollinger, who likes to garnish his drink with house-made brandied cherries. Drinking one makes me feel très sophistiqué, like a true Parisian. Get the recipe.