It’s Thursday, and if you are anything like me that usually means that it’s time to plan for the weekend. I like long Saturday brunches with bubbles, dinner parties or cocktails with my friends, and the French 75 has proven to be suitable for all those occasions. It’s light, fruity and bubbly which makes it perfect for brunch, as a welcome drink or just a refreshing break from the sweeter cocktails.
When John told me about this cocktail I couldn’t believe I hadn’t had it before, it includes so many of my favourite ingredients. It has gin, freshly squeezed lemon juice (!!!) and bubbles. Perfect! I really love how this little collaboration with John is adding such wonderful variations to my repertoire; I might need to work on creating a tiny little liqueur cabinet so I can surprise my guests with the cocktails he is teaching me (and you) how to make. So, if you are planning a little Easter party you have the perfect opportunity to give your guests a little something special.
To make a glass of this gorgeous cocktail you’ll need:
2cl simple syrup
2cl freshly squeezed lemon juice
Combine the syrup, lemon juice and gin, shake with ice for 20 seconds and strain. Pour it into a suitable glass (John used champagne glasses) and top off with the bubbles. You get simple syrup by combining one part water to two parts sugar (heat and stir until the sugar dissolves). Don’t have a shaker? Just use a container with a lid. If you don’t like dry bubbles, you could go for a sweet Asti instead, I won’t tell John! For this cocktail, you really don’t have to splurge on a bottle of really good bubbles. Just pick a dry, cheap variation and it’ll be just as great as if you bought the expensive stuff. Just saying!
John and I met up last Saturday to shoot this, and Chris came over to help taste. Wonderful cocktail and beautiful guys, such a great combination.
Happy Thursday, only one more day till it’s weekend!!