In our recent blind tasting of more than a dozen French 75 recipes, Sarah Morrissey‘s rendition came in second place, presenting a lovely and balanced mix of one-and-a-half ounces of Plymouth gin, one ounce lemon juice, three-quarters of an ounce cane syrup, two dashes orange bitters and two ounces of sparkling wine. Joaquín Simó, a taster on the panel of judges, applauded the drink’s “sheer crushability.”
- 1 1/2 ounces gin, preferably Plymouth
- 3/4 ounce cane syrup (1:1 cane sugar:water)
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- 2 ounces sparkling wine
Garnish: thin, spiraled lemon twist
- Combine all ingredients, except the sparkling wine, in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
- Strain into a flute.
- Top with sparkling wine.
- Garnish with a thin, spiraled lemon twist.