All Things French!

French 75 might have been my first classic champagne cocktail, and it still ranks pretty high up on my list of favorites. In fact, it may even be the reason I love champagne so much. It is a pretty simple drink and only takes a couple minutes to make, but is pretty and delicious. This Wednesday I got to share the drink with 5 amazing women at our monthly ladies night. This month was an all French them with delicious homemade macaroons, quiche, ridiculous amounts of cheese as well as a few special cookies just for good measure. It was a great night of catching up and we thoroughly enjoyed the blackberry simple syrup as a replacement for the classic simple syrup as you can see in the picture below! I highly recommend trying it, and it is that much better with your best girlfriends! Check out the recipe below and a few others you can use with your homemade Blackberry Simple Syrup. 

French 75 w/ Blackberry Syrup 

1/4 oz lemon juice

3/4 oz gin

2 dashes of blackberry simple syrup

Champagne

To Make:

Combine gin, syrup and lemon juice in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a champagne glass. Top with champagne & stir gently! 


If you made the blackberry simple syrup and didn't have a girls' night and use half the bottle, here are a few different recipes where you can concoct a slightly different version of the classics using a flavored simple syrup! All of these are drinkable now, but will be the perfect compliment come spring and summer, they are beautiful and refreshing - every single one! 

The Blackberry Bramble - Similar to a short gin sour with a little twist and two blackberries & lemon as garnish! 

Blackberry Mint Mojito - This looks perfect for April & May. Simply use the blackberry simple syrup instead of juice.

Bourbon Blackberry Collins - A simple and refreshing drink that requires a lot less work if you use a simple syrup instead of muddle blackberries!  

 I personally was a huge fan of the French 75, but let me know if one of these strikes your fancy a bit more! 

Happy Friday! 

-a.