A Basil-Infused French 75
A riff on the traditional French-75. Cheers!
1 shot dry gin
1 tbsp basil simple syrup
Juice of half a lemon
1/2 cup Brut Champagne
ingredients: basil infused simple syrup
1/2 cup water
5 basil leaves, torn
zest 1/4 lemon
First make the basil simple syrup. Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Take off the heat and let syrup cool. Strain and set aside.
Fill a cocktail shaker with the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup. Shake. Pour into a cocktail glass with an ice ball. Top with champagne. Garnish with the basil tops and the basil flowers.
Makes 1 drink
I chose to make this cocktail with Lakanto because I am looking to adapt my cooking to avoid processed sugars and flours. I still wanted to be able to have cocktails, so I adapted it to be “keto-friendly”.