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Out with the old, in with the new. Welcome 2021 with a French 75.
Have we made it to January yet? Personally, I am afraid to say the words. I mean, does anything really change because it’s no longer 2020?
The answer to that question is probably no (unless we count lessons learned and actions taken – for that, see Resolving to See the Signs in the current issue of The Buzz).
But…whether or not tomorrow marks the start of a new era, we can give it a big welcome, and give 2020 a giant sendoff (not a big party, of course). And since we are planning on a Dry January, let’s do it right.
We asked the people at Spec’s what they would recommend sipping on as we wave goodbye to a year like no other. Their answer: a New Year’s French 75. It’s festive (champagne!), citrusy (lemonade!), and just potent enough. Kate Taylor, a vegetarian cookbook author who blogs at “Cookie + Kate,” called it “a strong drink in a sparkling dress.”
Lisa Rydman, who is the granddaughter of Spec’s founder Carroll Jackson and heads up the company’s marketing, says a French 75 is perfect for New Year’s Eve, “because 2020 was, well you know…a little bubbly is needed!” She says this version is one of her favorite holiday classics.