Last Sunday Ita and I went to go see a band called The Head and the Heart at the Southside Ballroom in Dallas. I actually won tickets to the show thanks to my favorite local radio station 91.7. I was on their website to buy tickets to a different show coming up in December that my husband was really wanting to go to and entered my name into a giveaway for The Head and the Heart tickets. It wasn’t 24 hours later that I received an email with the “you won!” message. I couldn’t believe it but I was thrilled since this is a band my husband and I both love and planned on buying tickets to anyway (shout out to 91.7 for saving me $100!).
Going to concerts, big or small, has always been something I love and something Ita and I try to do as often as we can. We always make the most of these evenings and usually start them off with a cocktail at the house. One quick and easy cocktail I like to throw together is a French 75. The ingredients are gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and champagne. I personally have always enjoyed gin (Ita and I enjoyed several gin and tonics while in Spain…) but I feel like it’s a spirit that a lot of people overlook or assume is only used for craft cocktails.
I was recently introduced to Seersucker Southern Style Gin and was pleasantly surprised with how light and refreshing it was (not to mention it has the cutest packaging ever!). It has a citrusy flavor to it already so I really didn’t need to add any lemon juice or simple syrup to our cocktails! If you really want to add a bit of sugary flavor I would recommend just a splash of ginger ale. Speaking of ginger, I am already planning to make a festive gin-based moscow mule for the holidays! Stay tuned for that recipe next month…
Seersucker Gin French 75 Recipe
1 ounce Seersucker Gin
Fill with champagne of choice
A squeeze of lemon juice
*Simple syrup optional
If you give Seersucker Gin a try let me know what you think and shop my concert outfit below (this burgundy trench is incredible!)!
Thank you for reading!
*This post was sponsored by Seersucker Gin. As always opinions are my own!