Warm, sunny weather calls for a light, cheery cocktail, and what better way to satisfy that requirement than with a champagne- and fruit-based libation?
This twist on the French 75 incorporates muddled strawberries for an even more Springlike feel, and the inclusion of gin and elderflower liqueur makes it more evening-appropriate than its brunchy cousin the mimosa.
For optimal flavor, enjoy it as a pre-dinner drink on a sunny deck. Sound enticing? Get the recipe!
- 3/4 oz. gin
- 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1 strawberry, muddled
- 1/2 oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur
- 3 oz. Champagne
- Tools: shaker, strainer
- Glass: flute
- Shake first four ingredients and strain into flute.
- Top with Champagne and serve.
Makes 1 drink.
- Drinks, Cocktails
- North American