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French 75 Classic Cocktail – Mixology 101 With Stars Rooftop & Grill Room

French 75 Classic Cocktail

If you’re looking to expand your cocktail repertoire, look no further than the French 75 from expert bartender at Stars Rooftop & Grill Room, Nicholas Overstreet. Truly a classic cocktail, this drink offers a refreshing zing of sweet and sour lemon flavor. If you’re planning a party or get-together, you’re sure to wow your guests with this delicious and surprisingly easy to make mix. Check out our recipe for this timeless bar creation!

French 75 Classic Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1.5oz of Hendrick’s Gin
  • .75oz lemon juice
  • .5oz simple syrup
  • 3oz of prosecco

Unlike many other brands and types of gin, Hendrick’s contains infusions of cucumber, which adds a fantastically fresh flavor to this cocktail. Unsure of what type of prosecco to use? That’s understandable, as you have plenty of options to choose from. Prosecco is available in four different levels of “dryness,” ranging from sweet to very dry. Be sure to experiment and find out which works best for you!

Directions

  • Shake and strain the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a flute
  • Top off with the prosecco

Mixing this drink is fairly simple. The key is to use the best ingredients available with just the right proportions. For best results, we recommend using crushed ice and a high quality shaker. A rind of lemon can be added to the top of the glass for a special touch!

Cocktails Are A Big Deal At Stars

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From timeless classics like the French 75 to exciting works of the imagination, Stars bartenders produce some of the best craft cocktails in the Charleston area. Join us at our charming Walnut Bar, in our lively grill room or up on our incredible rooftop bar area to experience the finest refreshments available. With quality ingredients and a masterful touch, our bartenders can make you a drink to remember!

Photo Cred – Andrew Cebulka

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