Labor Day cocktail: French 75 with a twist

Refreshing gin-based fizz to bid farewell to Summer 2017. Hello Fall!

Yield: 1

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minute

gin, elderflower & lemon juice - French 75 with a twist

This variation of the classic French 75, is one of my favorite late-summer drinks. It is a perfect complement for a Sunday brunch or for an afternoon picnic. The elderflower liqueur adds that floral twist to the bright and crisp drink.

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz. gin, Hendricks
  • 1 oz. elderflower liqueur, St. Germain
  • 12 oz. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 12 oz. simple syrup
  • Champagne or sparkling wine, as a float
  • 1 lemon twist
  • ice

French 77 with a twist - Hendrick's Gin, St. Germain, Lemon Juice & Sparkling wine

Directions

  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe or a flute
  3. Gently, using back of a spoon, float about 2 oz. of champagne or sparkling wine on the top
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist or a slice of lemon
  5. Happy Labor Day. Enjoy!

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