A French 75 Cocktail with a Rosé Twist
Courtesy Ashley Rose Conway, Celebrate Rosé: Cocktails & Parties for Life’s Rosiest Moments (Weldon Owen, 2019)
This is a pink take on the French 75, a classic Champagne cocktail, says Craft & Cocktails blogger Ashley Rose Conway in her new book, Celebrate Rosé: Cocktails & Parties for Life’s Rosiest Moments. In the book, she calls for Monkey 47 gin, which is ultracomplex and has fruity characteristics that will match the rosé, but it’s hard to go wrong with whatever you have on hand.
Tip: Edible gold is optional, but it adds festive bling. Sold in sheets online and at baking supply stores, it’s delicate and clings to moisture. “Use a clean, dry paintbrush to transfer the gold leaf to the glasses for an easy way to make drinks at your party shine,” says Conway.
“With only four ingredients and no infusions required, this sparkling concoction is perfect for when you need a drink in a jiffy to serve guests,” she says. It’s even friendly to advance preparation: Just multiply the first three ingredients and chill the strained drink until ready to serve. When guests arrive, divide among several flutes and pour in the bubbles.
Rosé French 75
- Edible gold leaf, for garnish (optional)
- 1½ ounces gin
- ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
- ¾ ounce simple syrup
- 3 ounces sparkling rosé
- Lemon peel
If using, drape edible gold leaf on flute. In cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake well, then strain into flute. Top with sparkling rosé and stir. Twist lemon peel gently over top of glass to express essential oils. Garnish with peel.