Sometime last year, I was relaxing on the rooftop lounge of one of Chicago's chicer hotels, taking part in their happy hour. Despite the lovely surroundings, it was a disappointing experience...unappetizing appetizers and (gasp!) poor service. The only redeeming thing about the whole experience was that it introduced me to what is now my favorite cocktail, the French 77.
"Pfft" scoffed one of my friends, sipping on the champagne and elderflower concoction, and giving our incompetent server the stink eye. "We could totally recreate this at one of our places."
"Totally," I agreed.
Thus, "Mon Dieu, it's Monday!" was born. Click below for details on how to create a stupidly easy (but supremely chic) happy hour of your own.