Today we are sharing our final post in our series for the World Cup. Three fifths of The Blind Pig household was in mourning after the England/Croatia match up this week. We were hoping that we would be sharing another version of a gin and tonic with you for our finale post. However, for those of you that do not follow World Cup soccer, France and Croatia made it into the finals.
The Blind Pig family are fans of the French. We visited France in 2015 had a wonderful experience. You gotta love those Nutella crepes!
Since we do not know of any great Croatian cocktails to share with you, which we are sure there are many, we are going to share the French 75 with you this week. The French 75, or also known as Soixane Quince by the French, is an easy, tasty, and fresh recipe that is made with gin, simple syrup, lemon juice and sparkling white wine. It is the perfect drink to serve as a refreshing summer beverage or after dinner with a dessert. Beware, since the drink is mainly gin and sparkling wine, it can sneak up on you quickly.
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- 1.5 ounces of gin
- 4.5 teaspoons of simple syrup
- fresh squeezed lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
- prosecco or champagne
- Fill shaker with ice.
- Add gin, simple syrup and lemon juice.
- Shake for 15 seconds.
- Pour into a champagne flute.
- Top off with champagne or prosecco.
- Garnish with lemon rind.
Will you watch the World Cup finals on Sunday or will you just have a French 75 and call it a day? Give it a try. We would love to know what you think about it.
Disclaimer: The beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.