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Blueberry French 75

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Embrace a twist on a timeless classic with the Blueberry French 75. This cocktail adds a berry-infused layer to the celebrated French 75, making it a perfect choice for anyone looking to jazz up their cocktail repertoire.

Before the magic of mixing begins, the glass itself gets a special treatment. Rimming the champagne flute with a lemon zest & sugar mixture not only adds an aromatic allure as you sip but also provides a sweet, tangy prelude to the flavors within. This is a simple mixture, just zest some fresh lemon over a plate of sugar and mix it together to evenly combine. Yes, it’s that easy!

Let’s chat about the flavors that make the Blueberry French 75 a standout. It starts with the base of fresh blueberries, muddled to release their sweet and slightly tart juice. They bring a deep, rich color and a natural sweetness that sets the foundation for this cocktail.

Next, we introduce gin. The botanicals in the gin, with their subtle floral and herbal notes, pair beautifully with the brightness of the blueberries. This choice of spirit adds depth and complements the fruit without overpowering it, ensuring the blueberries are the flavor heroes.

Lime juice and lemon simple syrup are added to the mix, creating a citrusy backbone that cuts through the sweetness and highlights the gin’s complexity. The lime juice brings a fresh zing, while the lemon simple syrup smooths out the drink with a velvety sweetness that ties all the other ingredients together.

Once the blueberry and gin mixture is perfectly chilled from shaking, it’s double strained into the prepared flute to ensure a smooth pour without any residual fruit pulp. The cocktail is then elegantly topped with champagne, which introduces a bubbly effervescence that lifts all the flavors, making each sip light and refreshing.

Garnishing plays a crucial role in this cocktail’s appeal. Fresh mint leaves add a burst of green and a cool, crisp aroma that complements the sweet berry notes. A few fresh blueberries are dropped in to float atop, adding a charming visual element and reinforcing the blueberry flavor with every sip.

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Step 1: Rim a glass with a sugar lemon zest mixture. Set aside.

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Step 2: In a cocktail shaker, muddle down a small handful of blueberries.

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Step 3: Pour in the gin, lime juice, and honey simple syrup topped with ice. Shake until chilled.

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Step 4: Double strain the mixture into your prepared glass.

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Step 5: Top off with champagne and garnish.

The Blueberry French 75 is a fusion of classic and contemporary. It’s ideal for those special moments when you want a cocktail that’s both refined and playful. So next time you’re looking to elevate your cocktail experience, give this berry twist on the French 75 a try!

Blueberry French 75

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  1. Step 1 – Rim a glass with a sugar lemon zest mixture. Set aside.
  2. Step 2 – In a cocktail shaker, muddle down a small handful of blueberries.
  3. Step 3 – Pour in the gin, lime juice, and lemon simple syrup topped with ice. Shake until chilled.
  4. Step 4 – Double strain the mixture into your prepared glass.
  5. Step 5 – Top off with champagne and garnish.

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