This Sparkling Rosé French 75 Cocktail Recipe is colorful and easy to make! A twist on a traditional drink recipe, this replaces champagne with sparkling pink wine for a light and pretty beverage with minimal ingredients. This will be your new favorite.
French 75 History
Where does the name French 75 come from?
This name “French 75” comes from the time when this cocktail was invented – the early 20th century during World War I. An early version was created in Paris; bartender Harry MacElhone compared the strength of the drink to the power of a French 75mm field gun!
What ingredients are in a a Rosé French 75?
A typical French 75 cocktail includes lemon juice, gin, simple syrup (sugar water), and Champagne. This recipe for mixes up the traditional formula but substituting sparking rosé wine for the traditional topper of champagne. This adds a fruity finish to the drink with a fun pink hue.
What kind of rosé should I use for cocktails?
In this instance, your rosé wine will quite literally “top off” the flute you’re drinking out of, so chose a deeply hued rosé that is sparkling. This list has some good examples. Since you are mixing it with a few other more flavorful ingredients, the quality does not matter quite as much as if you were drinking the sparkling wine on its own.
I hoe you enjoy this colorful twist on a classic cocktail! If you’re looking for more rosé recipes, try one of these next:
This Sparkling Rosé French 75 Cocktail Recipe is colorful and easy to make! A twist on a traditional drink recipe, this replaces champagne with sparkling pink wine for a light and pretty beverage with minimal ingredients.
For simple syrup:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup ice
1 oz simple syrup (~1/8 cup)
Juice of 1/2 large lemon
2 oz gin (~1/4 cup)
Sparkling rosé wine, to top
Lemon rind swirls, to garnish (optional)
Begin by making simple syrup. Heat sugar and water in a small sauce pan on the stove until sugar is dissolved, stirring to prevent burning. This will only take a few minutes. Remove from heat and carefully pour into heatproof container. Reserve remaining simple syrup for future cocktails (it will keep in the fridge for a month).
Add ice to a shaker or large, sealable jar. Pour 1 oz simple syrup into shaker and top with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Finally, add gin and shake until chilled, about 30 seconds.
Decant in even amounts into two champagne flutes. Top with sparkling rosé wine. Garnish the glasses with a twisted lemon peel if desired and enjoy immediately.
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