A French 75 Cocktail with a Rosé Twist

Clink Pink Rosé French 75
Photo by Meg Baggott

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.

Published on November 7, 2019
About the Author
Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

An active member of the New York cocktail and mixology scene, Kara Newman is the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip., NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening and Cocktails With a Twist, released August 2019. Her articles have appeared in Wine Enthusiast, The New York Times, Imbibe, The San Francisco Chronicle, Gourmet and Saveur, among others. Television and radio credits include ABC’s View From the Bay, Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food on Sirius Radio, Heritage Radio Network, and The Splendid Table. She is also a cocktail consultant, national speaker and cocktail recipe developer.

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