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French 75 in champagne glass
Citrusy and sparkling. Perfect for some summer sipping.

A Fizzy and Fun French 75

No champagne (or dry sparkling wine), no gain

Jonathan Lind is a NYC-based bartender, founding Bar Director at Crown Shy, and has worked at celebrated establishments like Eleven Madison Park.

July 14, 2023 4:41 pm

Are oui ready? This drink is perfect for summertime fun because it’s bubbly — and bubbles make everything better. And refreshing. Think spritzes (as in Aperol) or any other drink that combines carbonation with a base spirit or liqueur — like a highball (such as a Scotch and soda).

Bonus points for infusing your own botanical spirits to fuse with your fizzy drink! (Click here to learn to do just that.) Gin is what most people think of when you are referring to “botanicals,” but recently, several other categories have started throwing their sun hats into the ring: a personal favorite of mine is a peach-and-orange blossom offering from Ketel One. It’s got all the punch of a Peachie O, but with none of the sugar. And the orange blossom gives a really lovely floral note. I use it to replace regular vodka, allowing me to create more complex cocktails without having to incorporate additional ingredients. Remember! Work smarter, not harder. Without further ado, the recipe!

French 75

Servings: 1

Copy Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz. of Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom
  • ½ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • dry sparkling wine
  • a twist of orange

Copy Directions

    1. Combine spirit, juice and syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake briefly, but with vigor. We’re just trying to incorporate the ingredients and get them nice and cold.

    2. Double strain into a highball glass filled with ice, or a champagne flute. Your preference.

    3. Top with your bubbly wine, garnish with the orange twist and enjoy! (As an added bonus, replace regular sparkling wine with sparkling rosé, and make yourself a rosé spritz!)

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