Over the years, I have amassed a rather large collection of gin, liqueurs and fizz. Absolutely no complaints from me. Rather than just have my standard Friday night Gin and Tonic, I wanted to teach myself how to make cocktails. This week, it was the ever classic French 75.
My brother, Grant works at The Chester Hotel, which means I have tried countless of his creations. I’ve loved watching him grow in skill and confidence. I texted him the other day asking for which drink to make. His response was French 75.
The French 75 combines all my favourite things, gin and prosecco, with a lovely lemon twist. Simply add to a cocktail shaker 25ml gin, 25ml lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of sugar or 25ml sugar syrup. Add ice and shake until ice cold. Pour into a champagne flute, and top with fizz whether prosecco or champagne. To garnish add a lemon twist or slice of lemon. There you have it a simple French 75.
The gin of choice was Caorunn Gin yet another thing Grant introduced me too. Whenever we go out for drinks, chances are Grant has tried the majority of the gins on the menu! Scotland is famed for it’s gin, in part due to the abundance of fresh water and local botanicals. The key for any good gin.
The French 75 is so simple and doesn’t take long to make at all. I always have lemons and sugar, so a different take on my Friday night drink. I am definitely going to buy some sugar syrup for future weeks!