Every year we watch the Monaco Gran Prix we can’t help but dream of being there. Dream of watching the race from the back of a yacht right next to the track…AMAZING! We imagine the elegant parties and night life, and just can’t help but drink Champagne when we watch this race!
We wanted to create a twist of the classic French 75. An elegant cocktail with perfect balance between tart and sweetness, and an excellent summer Champagne cocktail. We added roses and raspberries that taste just as delightful as they sound, but mixed with gin and champagne they are perfect for both your male and female Race Day fans!
The citrus of the lemon, floral notes of the roses and fruitiness from the raspberry is just a lovely combination!
To make the Rose and Raspberry Simple Syrup we used dried pink roses. We got these from a local spice shop.
Boil the water and sugar, then add the dried roses and raspberries. Let them steep in the simple syrup for 4 minutes.
Strain the syrup into a container, and let cool. You can see the beautiful pink color of the syrup!
Mix the fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and gin. Top with Champagne and garnish with a fresh raspberry.
Rose and Raspberry French 75
- • 3 oz. Champagne
- • 1 oz. gin
- • ½ oz. pink rose and raspberry simple syrup (see recipe below)
- • ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
- • fresh raspberry, for garnish
Ingredients for the Rose and Raspberry Simple Syrup
- • 1 cup sugar
- • 1 cup water
- • ¼ cup dried pink roses (These must be food grade edible roses. We get them from a local spice
- • 5 fresh raspberries
- In a champagne flute add the lemon juice, rose simple syrup, gin and top with Champagne.
Gently stir, and garnish with a fresh raspberry.
To make the Rose and Raspberry Simple Syrup
- In a small sauce pan, heat the water and sugar to a boil. Remove from heat, add the raspberries
and slightly smash them with the back of a spoon. Add the roses, cover and let steep for 4 minutes.
Strain to remove the pulp.