I may be 31 weeks preggo, but that doesn’t mean I’m not shaking up cocktails (for hubby and friends, of course). I usually opt for sparkling water with lemon in a cocktail glass these days. One of my favorite cocktails is the classic French 75 which consists of good gin, topped with champagne, lemon juice, and a lemon twist. For Valentine’s Day, I decided to mix things up and create a festive French 75 that says je t’aime! Raspberries are the perfect compliment to gin and champagne and help give your cocktail a lovely red hue.
Raspberry French 75 Cocktail:
1 oz Tanqueray Gin
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup Raspberries
3-4 oz Champagne
1/2 cup of ice
Instructions: Smash raspberries in a small cup and pour 1 oz Tanqueray Gin on top and let sit for 1 hour. Using a strainer, pour raspberry gin into a cocktail shaker and add lemon juice and ice. Shake mixture then strain into champagne flute and top with champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist and a couple of raspberries.
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