This rose syrup French 75 recipe is the perfect cocktail to use some of that rose syrup that you were gifted for the holidays. It’s a well-balanced Empress gin cocktail that’s festive and floral but not too sweet.
How to open sparkling wine
Whether your bubbly is an expensive French Champagne, an Italian prosecco, or an everyday brut, everyone should know how to open sparkling wine without making a mess.
Step 1: find a place to open your bubbly that isn’t going to take out an eye or break some glass if the cork escapes you.
Step 2: remove the foil wrapping around the cork and wire cage.
Step 3: put your hand on top of the bottle and carefully untwist and remove the wire cage.
Step 4: now put your hand on the cork and hold it firmly. Slowly and gently rotate the bottle until the cork quietly pops out.
FAQs about this rose syrup Empress French 75
Go ahead and shake and dance to whatever song you like. But there a few things you shouldn’t do.
I bought this 1883 Routin rose syrup but it also possible to make your own rose syrup from dried rose petals.
Like all simple syrups, it will keep in the refrigerator for a few weeks.
You could sub rose syrup for other simple syrups in most other cocktails. Rose milk, simply rose-flavored milk, is another common use for rose syrup. Use it in a rose buttercream. Or maybe some strawberry-rose jam.
Open sparkling wine will lose carbonation over time. So it’s best enjoyed immediately, but it will keep some carbonation over a few days.
If you’re looking for other Empress gin cocktails, here’s the Lady Bridgerton, which is made with Earl Grey tea and Empress 1908 gin. Or try another twist on a classic with this lavender gimlet Empress gin cocktail.
Rose Syrup French 75
- 1 Cocktail shaker
- 1 ounce Empress 1908 gin or other floral gin
- 0.5 ounce lemon juice
- 0.5 ounce rose syrup
- 4 ounces sparkling wine
- lemon twist
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the gin, lemon juice, and rose syrup.1 ounce Empress 1908 gin or other floral gin, 0.5 ounce lemon juice, 0.5 ounce rose syrup
- Shake and strain into a champagne flute.
- Top with the sparkling wine, and garnish with the lemon twist.4 ounces sparkling wine, lemon twist
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