Bubba 75


Makes 1 drink. Recipe is by Cynthia LeJeune Nobles. This is a down-home take on the French 75, a potent cocktail created in 1915 by Parisian bartender Harry MacElhone, whose gin and champagne libation was said to have the kick of a French 75mm field gun.


2 tbls. blackberry moonshine (Ole Smoky brand 40 proof blackberry moonshine was used for testing)

1 tbl. freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tbl. creme de cassis

Chilled champagne

Twist of lemon for garnish


Combine moonshine, lemon juice, and creme de cassis in a pint jar half-filled with ice. Cover, shake well, and strain into a champagne flute. Fill flute with champagne and garnish with lemon twist.