Bourbon Champagne Cocktail

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in style with this bourbon and champagne-based cocktail. This refreshing and elegant drink is perfect for sipping on a warm spring day while watching the races.

This cocktail is also called a French 95, which is a spin on the classic French 75, but with bourbon. 

You'll need these ingredients:

1-2: Add bourbon and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker. 

3-4:  Add simple syrup and ice. Shake until well chilled, then strain into a cocktail glass. 

5: Top with Champagne and garnish with a citrus slice (dried or fresh). 

It's a great cocktail to batch and serve in a pitcher for a party or get-together.  Measurements and tips for big batches can be found in the link below. 

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