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Fabulous French 75 Cocktail

This French 75 cocktail is delicious and refreshing!I
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Cocktails
Keyword champagne cocktail, cocktails made with lemon, French 75 cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Cocktails
Calories 131kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 ounce gin
  • 1.5 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon simple syrup 1 - 2
  • 6 ounces champagne

Garnish

  • 2 lemon twists

Instructions

  • Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice
  • Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup
  • Cap shaker and shake at least 10 seconds
  • Divide and strain between the champagne flutes
  • Pour champagne up to the top of the glass and add the lemon twist
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy

Notes

Helpful tips
  • If you are only making a few of these cocktails, I recommend you buy the 4 pack of small bottles of champagne. Or if you love champagne and know you will drink the bottle, then get the big bottle and enjoy.
  • Always use fresh lemon juice. I recommend you wash your lemon thoroughly. Here's how: Use a natural, unscented hand soap, squirt some in your hand and rub over the fruit. Next, run cold water over the lemon as you use a vegetable brush on the skin.
  • Simple syrup is very easy to make. Save yourself some money by making your own. Here's how: combine equal parts of water and white sugar to a sauce pan and heat on medium heat until it boils. Stir and lower heat to a simmer and cook for five minutes. Let syrup cool completely before using.
  • I don't like super sweet cocktails, so I don't use a lot of simple syrup. Try it with my recommended amount and if you don't find it sweet enough, add another teaspoon per cocktail and stir gently with a spoon.
  • Use your favorite gin and champagne, but if you are buying champagne in the small bottles, you will be limited to whatever brand your liquor store offers.
  • I like to use differently shaped glassware. If you entertain a lot, they are must-haves. It's impressive serving cocktails this way and it usually sparks conversation, too.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 97mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg