Food & Drink

Entertaining Recipes: The French 75 Cocktail


Makes about 6 servings

  • 10-ounce can limeade
  • 10 ounces gin
  • 1/2 can water (use limeade can)
  • A touch of green food coloring
  • 2 ounces Champagne to top (Prosecco or Sparkling Wine)

To make the cocktail:

Fill glass with crushed ice and pour in 4 ounces of gin mixture and top with 2 ounces of Champagne.

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 Lon Lane co-founded award-winning Inspired Occasions as The Catering Company in 1991 with his wife, Marcia, and has been serving and dazzling clients in Kansas City and nationwide with his innovative and creative style ever since. The Lanes’ youngest son, Stewart, joined Inspired Occasions as research and development chef in 2012 after earning a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Kansas State University. Together the father-and-son team, produce events for private, social and corporate functions, and educate professional organizations on the finer points of well-executed catering. For more information about Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions, visit