Ring in the New Year in style with this elegant and sparkly cocktail that’s perfect for toasting to new beginnings.
- Prep time 5 minutes
- Total time 5 minutes
- Portion size 8 servings
Simple Syrup: In saucepan, stir together water and sugar. Bring to boil; cook until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool for 10 minutes. Refrigerate until chilled, about 15 minutes.
In 2-cup liquid measure, stir together lemon juice, gin and Simple Syrup until combined. Divide among 8 champagne flutes (about 1/4 cup each). Top with sparkling wine; garnish with zest.
Test Kitchen Tip: To ease preparation, buy a steamed lobster at the grocery store.
Did you know?: Dating from the First World War, the French 75 was named after France's powerful 75-millimetre cannon. Originally made with gin, brandy, lemon juice and grenadine, it has evolved into the gin-based Champagne cocktail we enjoy today.
CHANGE IT UP: Blood Orange French 75 Cocktail
Substitute blood orange zest and juice for the lemon zest and juice.
Nutritional facts PER SERVING: about
- Fibre 0 g
- Sodium 5 mg
- Sugars 13 g
- Calories 166
- Total fat 0 g
- Potassium 95 mg
- Cholesterol 0 mg
- Saturated fat 0 g
- Total carbohydrate 15 g
- Iron 2
- Folate 2
- Calcium 1
- Vitamin C 18