Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy Bastille Day!


Sorry... but I just had to post a little humor at expense of the French
On the other hand I give you
10 Hot Frenchmen Who Make Bastille Day Worth Celebrating

Celebrate with a
French 75
1 1/2 oz gin

2 tsp superfine sugar
1 1/2 oz lemon juice
4 oz chilled Champagne
1 slice orange
1 maraschino cherry
In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the gin, sugar, and lemon juice. Shake well. Pour into a collins glass. Top with the champagne. Stir well and garnish with the orange slice and the cherry.

Vive La France!
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10 comments:

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

This sounds delicious! I shall try it. I eat maraschino cherries straight from the jar xx

North West London Girl said...

Oooo la la, gorgeous men, and will attempt the cocktail xx

Jill said...

Dammit...I just saw...so does yours!

Jill said...

My French 75 has gin in it...and is deadly!

I'm off to check out those men.

Jill said...

Olivier Martinez and Vincent Cassel have always been two of my favorites!!

Linden said...

thanks for your sense of humor on the french flag and surrender thing. the french know how to live, just not how to fight

Laguna Beach Trad said...

Bullsh*t. The French have produced and continue to produce some of the world's premier fighting men.

From the victories of Clovis, Charlemagne, and Martel...to the Norman Conquests...to the expulsion of the English from French lands in the Hundred Years War...French victory in the Thirty Years War...the French Revolutionary armies and Napoloeon...French victory over the British in the America War of Independence...the French colonial conquests of large territories in Africa and Asia...French victory in both world wars...and the continued deployment of one of the world's elite military units, the French Foreign Legion.

The Americans scarcely have a better record.

Belle de Ville said...

All right LB Trad...simmer down now. Don't get your boxers in a bunch!
First of all America doesn't date back to Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire and the tribal Gauls before that.
Yes, Napoleon was a brilliant strategist....that is until the Russian campaign and then you know, Waterloo.
But can we discuss the War of 1870? What about The Great War. Have you read "The Guns of August"?

I will grant you that the average French soldier fought valiantly and virtually every family in France has lost family members from both WW1 and WW2. I certainly can't say that much for the military leadership.
It is true that they fought viciously in Algeria and Indochina.
My ex was in Africa for 5 years and I know an ex officer who was in the special forces and involved in the Raid on Entebbe.
But please...do not compare their current military or state of readiness to that of the US armed forces.
And don't even get me started on Belgium.

Laguna Beach Trad said...

I understand. The US is a mere puppy compared to her elder siblings in Europe, so perhaps a comparison here would be inappropriate.

But the Americans have lost, and continue to lose, their fair share of wars. And as US global power declines, it's only going to get worse. Better get used to it.

Having known American servicemen on the one hand, and soldiers from Britain, France, South Africa, and Rhodesia on the other, I hold the latter group in higher esteem. They're harder. Americans are way too soft.

The Americans, addicted to technology, are adept at bombing small defenceless countries from 35,000 feet (such as Serbia), but when it comes to boots on the ground the Americans are worse than useless (see Vietnam, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.).

Miss Cavendish said...

Overlooked the Day (oops)--but have been drinking Lillet all week so feel properly tuned in (even though my mind was elsewhere!).

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