Made of just gin, syrup, bubbly and lemon, the French 75 is simplicity at its best. It makes a fantastic vessel for showcasing the fragrance and flavours in local gin, honey and sparkling wine and the outcome is our Ontario 75!
1 oz local gin
½ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ oz Honey Syrup (recipe below)
3 to 4 oz sparkling wine Lemon twist for garnish Lavender or thyme sprig for garnish
Pour gin, lemon juice and honey syrup into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled. Using a julep strainer, pour into a Champagne flute or coupe. Top with sparkling wine. Rub edge of glass with lemon twist. Garnish with lavender sprig and lemon twist.
Makes 1 cocktail
To create honey syrup, mix equal parts honey (preferably a local floral one) and water in a small bowl or container.