French Rose 75


A few months back I posted about a classic cocktail from the early 1900’s.  It is one of the first cocktails that was invented in America called the French 75.  It’s a delicious lemony champagne and gin cocktail, and if you haven’t tried it, I highly encourage you to!  The French Rose 75 borrows the gin and champagne, but substitutes rose water for the lemon.  Rose water is the most divine thing I’ve tried in a long time.  The fragrance is heady and powerful, but the flavor is subtle and earthy.  Love!  Makes one.

  • 1 sugar cube
  • 1/8 t. rose water
  • 1 oz. floral-forward gin like Hendricks
  • 2 oz. cold champagne, prosecco, or cava
  • rose petal garnish

In a champagne flute drop in the sugar cube and pour the rose water over it. Add the gin and swirl to dissolve the sugar a bit.  Top with champagne and garnish with a rose petal.




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I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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