Rosemary French 75

Elevate your dinners at home. You’ve assembled the ingredients for the meal, candles are flickering as the day turns to night and appetizers are dished out on the table. There is just one more thing to prepare for your elegant dinner party. Keep it classy, easy and light, and what better than a cocktail that was first invented in Paris. The French 75 dates to World War I where an early form was created in 1915 at the Parisian New York Bar. Intended as an aromatic champagne cocktail, we think cava or prosecco will do you just fine in this case. Enjoy our Mediterranean take on the classic cocktail by including rosemary for a woody and fragrant addition. So pop the bottle, mix the drink, and make sure you try before you buy!

Rosemary French 75 Mediterranean cocktail

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3 oz champagne/cava/prosecco
1 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz Lemon juice
1/2 oz rosemary simple syrup (recipe below)
Fresh rosemary sprig garnish  
RECIPE for Rosemary simple syrup   
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
5 medium rosemary sprigs

Stir together sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and add the rosemary sprigs and stir. Remove from heat, and let stand 1 hour or until cool. Pour liquid through a fine mesh strainer into an airtight container, discarding rosemary sprigs. Syrup can be stored in the refrigerator up to 1 month.

Add all, but the champagne into a shaker with ice. Shake and stain into a flute. Top with champagne and stir. Garnish with rosemary sprig.