Bubbles make every occasion special, but this Elderflower French 75 takes cocktails to a whole new level!
This Elderflower French 75 has 3 of my favorites in it: elderflower liqueur, gin and Prosecco. And you know you are in for something special with that combination of alcohol.
Bubbles are always fun to sip on. Maybe I find bubbles special because I won’t crack open a bottle on a random night and pour myself a glass like I do with wine. I usually save them for entertaining.
But this cocktail is so much more than just bubbles.
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Elderflower? What is elderflower?
If you haven’t tried elderflower liqueur before, I’m sure you are wondering what the heck it is! Elderflower liqueur is made from the small, white flowers of the elderflower bush. These blossoms are often handpicked and the liqueur is made with no preservatives (which means it really should be used in about 6 months for best flavor).
And with the number of recipes we have that include elderflower, it isn’t a problem for us to go through a bottle in 6 months!
What does elderflower taste like?
The liqueur has a delicate floral flavor that is more subtle than you’d expect. Since elderflower liqueur is rather sweet, you can easily use it to replace other sweeteners in your cocktail recipes like simple syrup, agave and maple syrup.
But don’t worry, it’s not overly sweet and certainly doesn’t taste like you are drinking flowers! It’s just an easy drinking liqueur that takes a good drink and makes it even better!
It’s no secret that we love Elderflower liqueur here on Garnish with Lemon. Whether you are looking for an easy batch cocktail, a tasty martini or a margarita with a twist, we have you covered. And now that you can add this Elderflower French 75 to this list, we have plenty of options for any occasion
Why is it called an Elderflower French 75?
Now if you want to get technical, this cocktail is really called a French 77, but who knows that? I opted for the quick and easy way to let you know that this is so much more than a simple French 75.
Sometimes simple is best, but in this case, we wanted something a little different. And the elderflower is the really the star of this cocktail, so why not call it out? It is really what makes this drink special.
How do I make this cocktail?
Don’t worry, this isn’t a hard drink to make. The hardest part is the lemon juice. Make sure you take the time to use fresh lemon juice in this cocktail. It makes all of the difference in the world! This lemon juicer makes it a snap and keeps the seeds out of your cocktail
Then simply add the elderflower liqueur, tart lemon juice and some good gin to your favorite shaker, shake it up, pour into champagne flutes and top with prosecco. Easy, right?
Hosting friends? You can do a lot of the prep ahead of time. Simply mix everything but the prosecco in a shaker and then top with bubbles as people arrive.
After all, who doesn’t love to be met at the door with a glass of bubbles? I’ll drink to that! Cheers!
- 2 ounces Gin
- 1 ounce Elderflower liqueur
- 1 ounce Lemon juice
- 2 ounces Prosecco
- Pour gin, elderflower and lemon juice in a shaker and combine. Pour into champagne flutes and top with chilled prosecco. Serve immediately
Serving Size:6 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 269 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 11mg Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 8g Protein: 0g