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Juiniper-Infused French 75 Cocktails
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

A classic bright and lemony French 75 cocktail with juniper berry- and rosemary-infused simple syrup. When making the juniper simple syrup, use culinary juniper berries, available at Whole Foods and other specialty markets, and not juniper from the landscape. 

Recipe Type: Cocktail
Makes: 2 cocktails
Author: Elizabeth Stark
Juniper Berry Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons culinary juniper berries (see note above)
  • 3 inch rosemary sprig
French 75 Cocktails
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice (about one large lemon), zest strips reserved
  • 3 tablespoons juniper-infused simple syrup
  • Prosecco or Champagne
  1. To make syrup, heat water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. When sugar has dissolved, add juniper berries and rosemary. Stir until things get steamy. Off the heat and allow the mixture to steep for 15 minutes or so.

  2. Strain into a glass jar. Mixture should keep well, covered in the fridge, for a month.
  3. Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in an ice-filled shaker, and shake for a minute or so. Strain into Champagne flutes. Top off with Prosecco or Champagne, and finish with a thin strip of lemon zest.

  4. Cheers!