Recipe: Enjoy a French 77 cocktail

A petite twist on the classic French 75 – A lovely combination of gin, elderflower and bubbles.  

Elderflower Liqueur is not only sweet and floral but also incredibly delicious. Whether mixed with champagne or club soda, it brings a delightful floral touch, or simply enjoy it chilled on its own.  

To craft a truly memorable cocktail, we recommend using Empress gin. Its citrus and floral notes will complement the elderflower liqueur and its purple colour will make your French 77 stand out!  

Add a final touch of sparkle to your cocktail with our choice of Prosecco. This Italian sparkling wine is a little sweeter than champagne, with fruity and flowery notes that pair perfectly with the liqueur. 

Sparking water works just as well, or opt for champagne if you’re feeling extra fancy.  

How to make the French 77 : 

(Serves 2)

  • 3 ounces elderflower liqueur 
  • 1 ounce gin 
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice 
  • 4 ounces sparkling wine 
  1. Combine the elderflower liqueur, gin and fresh lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. 
  3. Strain into two, chilled glasses.
  4. Top each glass with 2-ounces sparkling wine, garnish with a lemon twist and enjoy! 

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