The French 75 is named for a gun used by the French in World War I. It certainly does pack a wallop, but don't let the warlike name fool you. This is pure refreshment, and it's perfect for those brunchy moments we all enjoy so much. It's not clear whether the first French 75 was made using cognac or gin, but since I am such a gin lover that's what you're getting from me. If you prefer cognac, try it out!Food pairing: All Day I Dream About Food's Asparagus Eggs Benedict.
- 1½ oz. gin Or, as I said, you can use cognac if you prefer
- ¾ oz. lemon juice
- ¾ oz. sugar-free simple syrup
- 4 oz. dry Champagne or sparkling wine
- Add all ingredients except the Champagne into a shaker with ice.
- Shake the mixture thoroughly.
- Put fresh ice into a champagne flute or collins glass.
- Strain the mixture in your shaker into the glass.
- Garnish with a lemon twist.
I used dry prosecco to calculate my nutritional information here, to keep the carb count as low as possible. Feel free to check around for the lowest-carb sparkling wine you can find.
Serving: 1Calories: 194kcalFat: 0gProtein: 0gNet Carbs: 4.5g