You might recognise this recipe as an adaptation of the French 75 - so renamed because of the distinctive taste of the premium Marlborough grapes forming the base spirit for our delicious gin.
A refreshing, citrusy treat for any occasion worth celebrating. This recipe would make for a wonderful Christmas cocktail!
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Sugar syrup (recipe below)
Sparkling wine - we like Zardetto Prosecco
Champagne flutes to serve
Optional lemon peel to garnish
Combine 30ml Strange Nature Gin, 10ml freshly squeezed lemon juice, and 5ml sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker. Give it a quick shake.
Pour into a flute and top up with sparkling wine. A wee sliver of lemon peel to garnish adds a lush pop of colour.
TO MAKE SUGAR SYRUP
Also known as simple syrup, this can easily be made at home in advance and is used in lots of cocktails.
Combine equal measures of white sugar and water in a saucepan - we'd suggest starting with half a cup of each since this recipe doesn't call for large quantities. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool before use.
Store any remaining syrup in an airtight container in the fridge once cooled - it should keep for up to two weeks.