A native twist on the French 75
Champagne has marked many a celebration dating back to the 1800s - popping the cork is symbolic of cheerful occasions and overflowing glasses are a visual image of abundance and joy. Make Friday night drinks a little festive with a native champagne cocktail. Our variation of a cocktail created by Mikee Collins at Hospo Intel. A twist on the classic Fresh 75 featuring a refreshingly sweet lemon myrtle syrup.
Mikee Collins’ Twist On the French 75
15ml lemon myrtle syrup
15ml lemon juice
Take 500mls of sugar syrup (60% water, 40% sugar). Heat the syrup in a pot. Turn off when combined and place 10 lemon myrtle leaves in the pot and let cool.
Combine 15mls of the infused syrup with the remaining ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake then double strain into a champagne flute. Top with the champagne and garnish with lemon zest and lemon myrtle leaf.