French Quarter 75 Cocktail

by Amy Stafford on November 10, 2012

Last Friday a friend of mine had her opening exhibition of work, “Dizygotic“.   I am always excited to check out her openings because her paintings are rather amazing, but this year I was even more excited because she had used my rooster Houdini as a model for two of her paintings.  She definitely paid Houdini homage, the paintings are stunning and have already sold.  Congrats Leslie!  You must check out her work at Cincinnati Art Galleries.

After the exhibition we headed over to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse that just recently opened to give it a try.  We had to hang at the bar before our table was ready.  As I checked out their bar menu I noticed one of their cocktails contained St. Germain and as you know, I love that stuff, so I gave it a shot.  The French Quarter 75 is a light and yummy floral cocktail and the champagne bubbles are wonderful.  Though I don’t have their recipe I recreated it as best as I could, and I was not disappointed.  I used Bombay Sapphire Gin and Chandon individual Champagne bottles.  If you are wondering how I made my twists I use a Lemon zester/peeler, a must have if you will be making cocktails.

p.s don’t forget to eat the raspberry when you are done!

  • 1 ounce St. Germain
  • 1 ounce Gin
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Champagne
  • Lemon twist
  • Raspberry

In a Champagne flute add St. Germain, Gin and juice.  Top with Champagne, lemon twist and fresh Raspberry.

French Quarter 75 Cocktail
 
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1

 
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce St. Germain
  • 1 ounce Gin
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • Champagne
  • Lemon twist
  • Raspberry
Instructions
  1. In a Champagne flute add St. Germain, Gin and juice. Top with Champagne, lemon twist and fresh Raspberry.
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Graham February 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Hi Amy, This French Quarter 75 sounds like a great variation on the classic. However, the photos accompanying the article, while pretty, are a farce. There’s obviously no lemon juice in those glasses, so you’re not really showing us what the drink looks like. My guess is most cocktail aficionados prefer to see what the cocktail actually looks like!

Thanks for continuing to produce a great site!

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Amy Stafford February 13, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Hi Graham,
Thanks for visiting and commenting. I am sorry that you think that I am not showing you the actual drink, but I assure you every drink and meal that I have shot have exactly what it says it does.
all the best,
Amy

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Graham February 13, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Hi Amy,

I believe you made the cocktail and are reporting on your experience with the French Quarter 75. No problem there. You may even have taken photos of the French Quarter 75 cocktail.

Nevertheless, the champagne glasses in the two photos above DO NOT contain a French Quarter 75 cocktail as described above. They DO NOT have lemon juice in them. Lemon juice is cloudy. Juice of 1/2 a lemon would make that libation opaque. The liquid in those glasses is crystal clear, just like you’d see in a glass full of champagne.

Perhaps these photos are from a different shoot. We see the twist (and it’s source) and the raspberry and the champagne. We don’t see St. Germaine. We don’t see gin. We don’t see cloudy lemon juice in the glass.

We’re planning to make some of these tomorrow for Valentine’s Day. I’ll take some photos so you can see how the French Quarter 75 really appears.

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Belle September 7, 2013 at 10:21 am

A few weeks ago, I went to Ruth’s Chris handcrafted cocktail dinner where they featured a five course meal and five outstanding cocktails. The French Quarter 75 was served with the first course. We received a menu with ingredients listed. The ingredients for the French Quarter 75 states: Hendrick’s Gin and Piper Sonoma Blanc de Blancs, served in Champagne glasses and topped with a lemon zest and raspberry just like your photo. It looked exactly like the one in the photo actually. Hope that helps.

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Amy Stafford September 7, 2013 at 11:14 am

Belle,
It does help, thanks for the shout out!
XO Amy

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