Just happened to click in hear and was brought to this post - one of my favorites!
Drinking Hopslam right now
What an irritating thing to say.
I think that a gentleman may, with all propriety, drink any cocktail he damned well pleases provided only that it does not include artificially-flavored anything (sorry, your favorite s'mores vodka is out). And likewise a lady.
The French 75 is one of the most storied of the classic cocktails, created by the legendary Harry MacElhone at the bar he presided over in Paris after the great Prohibition-induced diaspora of American bartending. It was named after the rather famous French 75mm howitzer, which was one of the most effective and modern pieces of field artillery used in WWI. The drink was popularized by its inclusion in the Savoy Cocktail book (written by another Harry, Harry Craddock), where it was noted that it (the drink) hit with the precision and weight of the gun for which it was named.
I'm glad you enjoyed your '75. It's one of the best cocktails. I make it with very good gin and champagne and it is excellent. I don't really think it should taste very much like a mimosa, honestly.
People do passively judge you for what you drink, but perhaps I disliked your diction. All the same, I still drink what I like --what I feel fits into the bounds of authentic, honest cocktails, spirits, wine, or beer -- I have, literally, never compromised that. Even for company functions. I am always careful about quantity, but that's how I am. I remember my first company dinner, when my boss came up to me and said, "you never look as good as when you have a v-glass in your hand" (apparently his description of a cocktail/martini glass).
I've posted about Plunge a couple of times, There are a number of rooftop bars in the Gansevoort area (of course, I realize you are in Germany -- the Gansevoort is both an area and the eponymous hotel); Plunge, the bar at the Maritime Hotel, and the bar at the Standard Hotel (I think). There are probably more. I'm really glad I did that, as I didn't have to wonder if I was missing out on something that I cared about. I was young enough back then to stay out all night. I have some great pictures from that night. I think I would stay at the Gansevoort again; that district is so vibrant and energetic, even if the energy is something I don't entirely like. It's still hard not to fall into it.
Austen? I fell like the sherry-casked Mac would be the best, what with the English fascination with sherry and all....enjoy your digestif and your book.
I did have a drink at Plunge -- there was no menu, the place was a riot and a meatmarket. I had a Negroni. It was fine. The Gansevoort fizz sounds pretty good, I have to say. Although I feel like I might enjot it in different ratios and not as a fizz, I will try it. Reminds me a bit of a most excellent drink called the Corn'n'Oil.