There’s no denying that Summer Water Rosé is the bee’s knees all on its own. But combine it with one of the most iconic cocktails of all time, and you my friend, have got yourself liquid gold.
That’s right, we’re talking about The French 75 cocktail. Like the drink itself, its history remains a little hazy, but the concoction’s first written reference was in 1915 and claimed to be a popular beverage in France during the war. The combination was said to, and we quote, "hit with remarkable precision," which led to being named after the French weapon of choice during World War 1 (the 75 mm field gun) to celebrate the cocktails’ remarkable firepower. Appropriate.
After being published in The Savoy Cocktail Book, it spread across the Atlantic. And we have the Stork Club to thank for popularizing it in America by serving it to Manhattan’s elite. The cocktail was originally served in a Collins glass, but when the champagne flute was introduced in the 1980s, the drink followed suit. Today, it lives on as one of the most popular cocktails in America during the dry period and the drink of choice to turn to in times of celebration.
While there have been many renditions of it over the years, there are two things that have remained a constant: gin and the “75” reference. With that, we decided to take the liberty of adding our own twist to the classic cocktail by spiking it with… you guessed it! Rosé. Our version is warm-weather approved and ready for wherever the day may take you. Santé!
Rosé 75 Recipe
1½ ounces gin
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
¾ ounce simple syrup
2 ounces Summer Water Rosé
1 ounce club soda
Fill cocktail shaker with ice, gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake well, then strain into flute. Top with rosé and soda, then stir. Garnish with peel, and there you have it! A modern twist on the classic cocktail.