Gooseberry and Elderflower French 75
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Gooseberry and Elderflower French 75
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.52 / 5
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This cocktail is part of our Paris Olympics 2024 collection, and was created specifically to celebrate the sport of Rowing at the event. Find out more
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Introducing the Gooseberry and Elderflower French 75, a cocktail that strikes a perfect balance of tart and sweet. The elderflower used in this drink is handpicked from Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, adding a ... more Introducing the Gooseberry and Elderflower French 75, a cocktail that strikes a perfect balance of tart and sweet. The elderflower used in this drink is handpicked from Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, adding a touch of local charm and freshness. This cocktail also pays homage to Frankie Allen, a talented rower from Brightwell, who is competing in the Paralympics for the first time this year at the Paris 2024 Olympics. The Gooseberry and Elderflower French 75 is not just a delightful drink, but a celebration of local talent and the spirit of the Olympics.
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Champagne / prosecco
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2 gooseberries
Alcohol content
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17.5% | 4.38 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Gooseberry and Elderflower French 75 sparkles with a bright, effervescent charm. The tartness of fresh gooseberries and zesty lemon juice is beautifully balanced by the floral notes of elderflower syrup, while the dry gin and bubbly champagne provide a crisp, elegant finish.

Method
How to make a Gooseberry and Elderflower French 75

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Muddle the gooseberries in a cocktail shaker then add all ingredients except the champagne
Shake with ice then double strain into a champagne flute
Top with champagne then garnish with 2 gooseberries on a cocktail stick

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

·  Muddle  ·  Shake  ·  Double  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different kind of berry if I don't have gooseberries?

Yes, you can use other tart berries like raspberries or red currants as a substitute. While the flavor profile will change slightly, these berries will still provide a similar tartness that complements the elderflower syrup.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some suggested garnishes for the Gooseberry and Elderflower French 75?

You can garnish this cocktail with a twist of lemon peel or a few fresh gooseberries on a cocktail pick. These garnishes not only enhance the presentation but also add subtle aromatic elements to the drink.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best method to shake the Gooseberry and Elderflower French 75?

To prepare this cocktail, add the dry gin, elderflower syrup, and lemon juice into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds until well chilled. Strain the mixture into a champagne glass and top up with chilled champagne or prosecco.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Gooseberry and Elderflower French 75?

To make a non-alcoholic version, substitute the dry gin with a non-alcoholic gin alternative, and use a non-alcoholic sparkling wine instead of champagne or prosecco. The elderflower syrup and lemon juice can remain the same.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with the Gooseberry and Elderflower French 75?

This cocktail pairs well with light and fresh dishes such as seafood, especially oysters or smoked salmon, and salads with citrus-based dressings. It also complements creamy cheeses like goat cheese or brie.

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