This is a wonderful, elegant cocktail that we believe our Boomer followers will enjoy. This is The Elegant French 75 a Boomer Chic’s Cocktail!
We are always on the lookout for cool drinks that are not too fruity, smooth on the palate and taste gooood. Well, today we were introduced to the French 75 by our Food and Beverage Director, Phil. Sitting around at work at the end of a long week someone mentioned having a French 75 cocktail. “A What? What’s a French 75? If it’s good I would love to try one.” Working at a country club has its benefits with a beautiful, well stocked bar. The drink mixed by Phil was absolutely delicious. It’s so good we wanted to share this drink, French 75, a Boomer Chic’s Cocktail
Gin combines with fresh lemon juice, the sweetness of simple syrup, and sparkling wine for a truly delicious, refreshing cocktail. Because the ingredients are simple, you can have this fancy cocktail made for you at just about any bar… But, for Boomers who like to chill out at home, its a elegant evening cocktail, made with Hendrick’s Gin.
It is helpful to have a cocktail shaker on hand, so that you can shake up the gin, simple syrup and lemon juice with ice before pouring into your champagne flute. Cocktail shakers make a wonderful gift to receive. If you don’t have one, you can always order one from Amazon. Or, if you are a thrift store shopper, you may find a very nice one.
Adding Simple Syrup gives this cocktail a sweetness that blends well with the other ingredients. There are easy 2-3 step recipes to make your own syrup, or you can purchase plain or flavored syrups. Sonoma Syrup Company has a variety of flavors to choose from.
Gin, Lemon Juice and Simple Syrup…Now for the Champagne
Top the whole thing off with champagne . Phil’s recipe calls for Prosecco Champagne. Use whatever your favorite sparkling wine might be.
- 1 oz . gin
- 1/2 oz . simple syrup
- 1/2 oz . fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Dry sparkling white wine
- Lemon twist for garnish
Combine gin, simple syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail strainer filled with ice. Shake well to chill ingredients and strain into a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a twist of lemon. Serve immediately.
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