A Fun & Unique Take on the Classic French 75 Cocktail

A Fun & Unique Take on the Classic French 75 Cocktail

Gone are the days of sugary mixers in cocktails because nowadays the craft cocktail is king! And I'm definitely not mad about it. I love trying new flavors and mixtures in cocktails, but I have when a drink is too sweet or overpowering.

Restaurants everywhere are now offering drink menus featuring cocktails that their in-house mixologists pair with different dinner items. The choices are widening, so why not try a craft cocktail of your own in your own home? The classic French 75 has been a staple in fine dining restaurants for years, but I decided to make my own spin on it. I've also included a mocktail recipe if alcoholic beverages aren't your thing.

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French 75 Cocktail

Yield: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of ice

  • 1.5 ounces gin, chilled

  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice

  • 2 ounces dry sparkling wine, like brut champagne, chilled

  • 1 rock candy swizzle stick

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine lemon juice, gin, and ice. Shake for 20 seconds and pour the mixture into a champagne flute. Top off the glass with the sparkling wine.

  2. Garnish with the swizzle sticks and serve immediately.

NOTE: Can't find rock candy? Add 1 teaspoon superfine sugar along with the lemon juice and gin in the shaker.

French 75 Mocktail

Yield: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of ice

  • 1.5 ounces fresh lemon juice

  • 2 dashes lemon or orange bitters

  • 1 (6-8oz) bottles tonic water

  • 1 rock candy swizzle stick

Instructions:

  1. Add fresh lemon juice and bitters to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until frosty then divide into two champagne flutes or coupe glasses.

  2. Top off with tonic water until it reaches about 3/4 of the way up the glass.

  3. Garnish with the swizzle sticks and serve immediately.

NOTE: Can't find rock candy? Add 1 teaspoon superfine sugar along with the lemon juice and bitters in the shaker.

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