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A New Year's Cocktail To Spice Up Your Night03:05
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The French 75 at Drink in Fort Point Channel. (Susanna Bolle for WBUR)
The French 75 at Drink in Fort Point Channel. (Susanna Bolle for WBUR)

Be it Cooks or Clicquot, real or ersatz, there'll be a lot champagne popping when the ball finally drops tomorrow.

But for those looking to jazz up that effervescent New Year's classic, the bar Drink in South Boston has a high-caliber cocktail from the birthplace of bubbly.

WBUR's Public Radio Kitchen blog featured Misty Kalkofen, a bartender at Drink, in its post "8 Drinks for New Year's and Beyond." She named the French 75 as one of her favorite New Year's drinks.

French 75

1 oz London dry gin
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup (1:1)
sparkling wine

Shake the gin, lemon and simple syrup over 2 ice cubes just to chill and incorporate the ingredients.
Strain into a champagne flute.

Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a long lemon twist.

This segment aired on December 30, 2010.

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