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The French 75: Not French, But It's So Good, Who Cares?

Tomorrow is Bastille Day, when the French celebrate the storming of the Bastille and kickoff of the French Revolution. You would think Americans would make a drinking holiday out of it.

We already have St. Pat's and Cinco de Drinko, so why not Bastille Day? Here's why: The French drink a lot of wine; Americans don't. The few truly French cocktails out there are all wine-based, like the Kir (white wine and Chambord) and the Rose (dry French vermouth with kirsch and raspberry syrup).