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Killer New Year's Eve Cocktail: Southside of France

Looking for some delicious and festive cocktails to mix for your New Year's Eve party? Try this Patch favorite!

French 75 cocktail. Courtesy Wikimedia
French 75 cocktail. Courtesy Wikimedia
—By Patch Staff

This cocktail brings in elements of two classics: The Southside and The French 75. It's an effervescent mix of gin, sparkling wine, fresh lemon, sugar and mint, and it looks great all dolled up in a champagne glass.

  • 1½ oz gin
  • ¾ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 1-2 oz champagne

Combine gin, lemon, simple and mint in a mixing glass. Fill with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a champagne glass and top with champagne. Garnish with a single mint leaf by rubbing the rim of the glass and then dropping gently into the drink.

Happy New Year, Los Gatos!

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