Blink French 75

Imagine yourself in 1920’s Paris. The French 75, invented there and then and ordered as a "soixante quinze" (because they're already in France) gets a taste update from Cream of Earl Grey infused gin. The French 75 is a black book cocktail for any special occasion and is best served frosty – make sure Champagne or Prosecco and glasses are well-chilled.  Cream of Earl Grey Infused Gin

Blink French 75 Ingredients: (yields 4 cocktails)
  • ½ cup (4 ounces or 125mL) gin
  • 3 teabags Cream of Earl Grey
  • ¼ cup (60mL) honey
  • ¼ cup (60mL) water
  • juice from a medium lemon
  • 1 ½ cups (375mL) dry Champagne or Prosecco, well-chilled
  • 4 lemon twists 

Directions: Earl Grey Infused Gin:

  • Pour gin into a mason jar.
  • Submerge tea bags into the liquid.
  • Cover, and let sit for an hour.
  • Remove tea bags, squeezing absorbed gin into the mixture before discarding
Honey Simple Syrup:
  • Combine honey and water in a small saucepan.
  • Warm over medium heat, whisking occasionally until honey has melted into the water.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.  Blink French 75 Cocktail
Per Cocktail: (You can make several at once)
  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add Earl Grey-infused gin, lemon juice and simple syrup.
  • Give it a vigorous shake – a good 20 seconds.
  • Pour into chilled champagne glasses and top with Champagne or Prosecco.
  • Garnish with lemon twist.