The French 75 is a singularly elegant cocktail that takes its name from a World War I French artillery gun with a 75mm shell. Our alcohol-free version delivers all the flavor, but won't "knock you flat" like's its alcoholic counterpart. So you can keep partying all night long (and the next morning too).
We like Free Spirits Spirit of Gin here because it's citrusy notes play well with the lemon. Seedlip Grove 42 also works, delivering an even more sparkling lemonade vibe.
We chose the Noughty Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Chardonnay because it is the closest we can get to Champagne, with similar yeasty-apple aromas.
1 oz / 30 ml / 2 tbs Free Spirits Spirit of Gin
- 1/2 oz / 15 ml / 1 tbs fresh lemon juice (about one lemon)
- 1/2 oz / 15 ml / 1 tbs Simple Syrup (see below)
- 2 oz / 60 ml / 1/4 cup Noughty Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Chardonnay
Combine gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaking tin or mason jar with a handful of ice and shake briefly to chill. Strain into a flute or coupe glass and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Combine equal parts white sugar and water and shake or stir to dissolve the sugar. You can use hot water, but be sure to chill before mixing the cocktail. Will keep for a few weeks refrigerated.