Ah, the classic French 75 – a sparkling cocktail that's as elegant and sophisticated as it is delicious. The PERFECT Spring Cocktail. But what if we told you there was a way to take this timeless tipple to the next level? Introducing the Lavender French 75 – a floral twist on the original recipe that's sure to make your taste buds sing. This fragrant concoction combines gin, lemon juice, and lavender syrup with a twist of prosecco for a bubbly libation that's both refined and refreshing. Trust us: once you've had a sip of this lavender-infused delight, you'll never go back to plain old sparkling cocktails again.
Ok, I LIKE Taylor Swift and definitely have a few of her albums. BUT I would not consider myself a "Swiftie" BUT this drink is HEAVILY influenced as the very adult version of the Lavender Haze drink from Starbucks but I made it a cocktail 🙃.
And honestly I feel like the song "Gold Digger" by Ludacris should describe this drink because she's dangerous 😆. It seriously tastes like a sweet lavender dreams and you don't realize the side effects here. That said. I recommend ONE drink per person LOL. (Or moderate).
What is a French 75 Cocktail?
This beverage is a true classic. It's typical blend is gin, lemon juice, sugar, and champagne. It originated back to World War I in a bar in Paris (hence French) and the 75 came from that this combo had such a kick that it felt like a 75mm French Field Gun! It's also been featured in movies like Casablanca and A Man Betrayed.
I decided to add my own twist to this classic by making my own Lavender infused simple syrup and prosecco instead of champagne. I am not a big Champagne fan TBH... too many bubbles. But Prosecco has the right amount of sparkle for me.
Why You'll LOVE This Fun and Fizzy Cocktail
💜 Bright, Slightly Sweet, and Whole Lot of Bubbly - The perfect amount of bubbles and such a light and refreshing drink!
💜 It's a CLEAN COCKTAIL - All of my drink recipes on the site are made with REAL FOOD. I made a Lavender Simple Syrup using REAL LAVENDER and organic cane sugar. SO easy to make too! Only 5 minutes on the stove!
💜 The PERFECT Girl's Trip Vibe - I served these on my recent girl's trip in the mountains and these were a HIT. SO excited to share it here with all of you! It's also great for Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day, and Mother's Day!
💜 MOCKTAIL OPTIONS! - Not drinking right now? NO PROBLEM! See notes in the recipe card below for a Mocktail Version of this beverage.
What You'll Need to Make a Lavender French 75
- Gin - Specifically the Empress Gin for that COLOR
- Lemon Juice
- Orange Liqueur
- Lavender Simple Syrup - use the recipe below OR this is my favorite local one I use and LOVE.
- Frozen Black Berries - For garnish and keeping your drink cold without diluting it
How to Make a Lavender French 75
Make the Lavender Simple Syrup: In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add 1 cup of organic cane sugar and 1 teaspoon dried edible lavender. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. This makes quite a bit so I will typically store the rest in a mason jar or airtight container and it keeps for about a month.
Grab a Shaker: To the shaker add ice, gin, lemon juice, orange liqueur, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously.
Pour the Bubbly: To a chilled glass (I am OBSESSED with these glasses) pour the cocktail from the shaker and top with prosecco. Add frozen blackberries or blueberries if desired for garnish.
Lavender French 75
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 drink 1x
Learn how to make a classic cocktail with a twist - Lavender French 75 recipe. Perfect Spring Cocktail for Mother's Day!
For the Lavender Simple Syrup
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of organic cane sugar
- 1 tsp dried lavender
For the Lavender French 75
- ½ cup ice
- 2 oz gin
- ½ oz orange liqueur
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 oz of lavender simple syrup
- Make the Simple Syrup: Bring water to a boil in a small sauce pan. Dissolve the sugar by stirring and add the dried lavender. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
- Chill the glasses: For best results, chill the glasses in the fridge while the simple syrup cools.
- Shake things up: Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Add gin, orange liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously.
- Pour the bubbly: Pour into chilled glass and top off with prosecco and frozen berries.
- Salute or cheers!
Mocktail Lavender French 75
- ½ cup of ice
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 oz lavender simple syrup
- ¾ cup of your favorite probiotic soda (Olipop, Poppi,Culture Pop Soda, etc)
- Top off with Sparkling Water
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Drinks
Keywords: french 75, spring cocktail, mother's day cocktail, lavender french 75, lavender cocktails
A deliciously light and refreshing beverage!