Featured Cocktail: French 75

Hi there, thanks for stopping by! I figured I’d start this post off with a fun fact: signature cocktails at events are my favorite! It’s such an easy way to add a personal touch without investing precious budget dollars.  I also love the fact that it may encourage guests to branch out and try a new beverage they wouldn’t have thought to order on their own! 

This week’s featured cocktail is going to be our take on a French 75 with a twist (no pun intended!). What makes this a smidge different is that I like to use a lavender-infused simple syrup.  My favorite brand is Sonoma’s Lavender Infused Simple Syrup but I’m sure there are a ton of options online.  

The French 75 dates to WWI and is made up of gin, simple syrup, champagne, lemon juice and a lemon twist.  The French used a 75-millimeter field gun during the war and that’s how this refreshing bevy got its name! 

We’ve been using Empress 1908 Gin which gives this a gorgeous pop of color.  If that doesn’t match the theme or color pallet, you can use Hendricks or Tanqueray! Also, I prefer it with champagne, but sparkling wine or prosecco will absolutely work! 

The Goods:

  • 1 oz. gin
  • ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz. Sonoma Lavender Infused Simple Syrup
  • 3 oz. Champagne
  • Lemon twist garnish

In a shaker with ice cubes, add gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake until well-chilled. Strain into champagne flute or coupe. Top with champagne. Garnish with twist. 

TA DA! You now can enjoy a gorgeously refreshing beverage that kicks a mimosa to the curb (don’t come for me brunch squad mobs). Cheers! 

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