Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The French Sixty Nine

The eternal suns and systems,
Solid and silent all,
To me are stars of an instant,
Only the fires that fail
From God's good rocket rising
On this night of carnival.

What better way to relax before the onslaught of multiple pancake dinners and the rigours of Lent than a fortifying French 69. You can shake it up like this.

69ml Champagne
30ml Old Raj gin
15ml elderflower liqueur
15ml lemon juice
Lemon twist garnish

Combine gin, elderflower liqueur and lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled flute. Top with Champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.

Then, as you reflect upon the strange mystery of Ash Wednesday falling on Valentine's Day, raise your glass and drink to victory.




LL said...

Ash Wednesday (tomorrow) may refer to all of those relationships that are up in smoke because the guy wasn't attentive enough to please. Ok, maybe not, but don't rule it out.

Go buy a cherry fried pie in honor of the day (there is no meat in them to destroy your fleshless fast).

LSP said...

That is very sage advice on all counts, RHSM.

And thanks for speaking to the aspiring member of the unit -- very appreciated.

Adrienne said...

Oh, yeah! French 69. Been a long time since I've had one of those.