This year, with shelter-in-place orders, curfews, and common sense telling us to stay home on New Year's Eve, we could all use a novel bubbly cocktail for toasting at midnight (or earlier — no judgment here) and ushering in 2021. Enter the French 75.1.
Late last year, we were asked to create Mixicles cocktail pairings 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 the title 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 in our Floral Collection). When mixed with gin and Champagne, the botanicals and bubbles combine to create a cocktail meant for lifting spirits.
This December 31st, as you reflect back on an unprecedented year, try sipping a French 75.1 for auld lang syne.
- 1 Lavender Peach Mixicles® cube
- 1 ounce gin
- Sprig of lavender (for serving)
Place the Mixicles® cube in a champagne flute. Add the gin and then top up with Champagne. Stir gently and garnish with lavender.