5 Speakeasy Cocktails...And Their Shady Pasts #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/46674#slide3 French 75 Created at Harry's Bar in Paris and popularized by The Stork Club in NYC, this cocktail got its name from its potency. Sippers claimed it had the kick of a French 75mm field gun. (Ed. Note: lightweights!) 1.25 oz Tanqueray Ten 0.5 oz simple syrup 0.5 oz lemon juice Top with Champagne Shake and strain into a rocks glass and top with Champagne. Photo: Courtesy of Tanqueray
The right glass . . . lots of info including tips: 1) Always fill glasses one-third full. This makes sure oxygen can get in, leaves room to swirl the wine, which helps it release aroma 2) Its best to wash wine glasses with very hot water onlyif you have to use detergent, limit yourself to a few drops. Soap causes buildup in your glasses that interferes with the tastes of the wine.