Not long before the world came to a grinding halt in March 2020, we were asked to create cocktails for a five-course dinner benefitting Findlay Market. The menu was heavily French influenced, and the French 75 naturally came to mind as a potential pairing for one of the courses.
The French 75 is a classic cocktail made with gin, Champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. The drink dates to World War I, and the inspiration for its name is a French 75mm field gun that, like the beverage, has quite a "kick."
We put our spin on the French 75 by making it with Lavender Peach Mixicles (found online in our Floral Collection). When mixed with gin and Champagne, the botanicals and bubbles combine to create a cocktail meant for raising spirits.
- 1 Lavender Peach Mixicles® cube
- 1 oz. gin
- Sprig of lavender and lemon twist for garnish
How to Mix:
Place the Mixicles® cube in a champagne flute and allow it to thaw for a few minutes. Add the gin and then top up with Champagne. Garnish with lavender and a lemon twist.