Lavender French 75
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Lavender French 75
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.9 / 5
The Lavender French 75 is a fragrant twist on the classic French 75 cocktail, renowned for its sophisticated blend of botanical and citrus notes. This variant incorporates the delicate aroma ... more The Lavender French 75 is a fragrant twist on the classic French 75 cocktail, renowned for its sophisticated blend of botanical and citrus notes. This variant incorporates the delicate aroma of lavender through the inclusion of lavender syrup, which pairs harmoniously with the zesty freshness of lemon juice. The gin foundation introduces a complex juniper character, which is then exquisitely topped with the effervescence of champagne. Served in an elegant champagne glass, the Lavender French 75 offers a refined and aromatic drinking experience, perfect for celebrations or as a chic aperitif.
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Lemon
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16% | 1.92 units *

Champagne glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Lavender French 75 offers an aromatic journey with its inclusion of lavender syrup, marrying beautifully with the citrus burst from lemon and the botanical bite of gin. Topping it with champagne adds a celebratory effervescence, making this drink a sophisticated choice for any soiree.

Method
How to make a Lavender French 75

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir the lavender syrup, lemon juice and gin into an ice-filled glass
Strain into a champagne glass and top up with champagne
Garnish with a lemon slice and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly stir the Lavender French 75 to ensure the best flavor?

To properly stir the Lavender French 75, start by adding the gin, lemon juice, and lavender syrup into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir gently for about 30 seconds to chill the mixture without diluting it too much. Strain into a champagne glass and then top off with Champagne or prosecco. This method ensures the flavors blend smoothly while maintaining the cocktail’s crispness.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some appropriate garnishes for the Lavender French 75?

A common garnish for the Lavender French 75 is a lemon twist, which complements its citrus notes. For a more decorative touch, consider adding a sprig of lavender or a few lavender buds to enhance the drink's aromatic profile and to visually tie in the lavender syrup ingredient.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Lavender French 75?

The Lavender French 75, with its elegant appearance and refreshing taste, is perfect for celebrations like weddings, anniversaries, and brunches. Its sophisticated profile also makes it an excellent choice for cocktail hour or as a welcome drink at upscale events.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the champagne in a Lavender French 75 with another type of sparkling wine?

Yes, the champagne in a Lavender French 75 can be substituted with other types of sparkling wine, such as Cava or Sekt, without significantly altering the cocktail's character. These alternatives can offer a similar effervescence and elegance, making them suitable substitutes for Champagne or prosecco.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Lavender French 75, and if so, what substitutes are used?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Lavender French 75 can be made by substituting the gin with a non-alcoholic spirit and the Champagne/prosecco with a non-alcoholic sparkling wine or sparkling water. Lavender syrup and lemon juice remain the same, providing the characteristic flavor profile while making it inclusive for those avoiding alcohol.

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