This fruity and fuzzy french 75 recipe is the best! I am very picky when it comes to cocktails because most of them are sweet or made with more ingredients than I would like.
Not French 75! I first tried it in New Orleans and it is my go-to drink ever since. I love experimenting with the flavors because the recipe is so simple there is plenty of room for additions – hence the blackberries and thyme.
What’s in French 75?
I used the classic recipe of gin, champagne, and lemon juice and added a few extra ingredients to make it more flavorful. Here is what’s in this blackberry french 75 recipe.
- Gin – I am a Hendrix girl but Empress changes color when mixed with other liquid so your drink will definately look pretty.
- Champagne – the drier the better. Prosecco will work too but it will add a little bit too subtle flavor.
- Fresh lemon juice – no pulp.
- Thyme, sugar and hot water for the thyme simple syrup.
- Blackberries – i always use ripe becuse they crush easier and have more juice.
How to make Blackberry French 75?
This blackberry french 75 recipe comes together in a few minutes. Here are a few tools you may need to make the perfect cocktail.
- Cocktail Strainer
- Lemon Juicer
- Heatproof bowl – to make the thyme simple syrup (see the full recipe below).
- Champagne Glass
To make this blackberry french 75 add the blackberries to the shaker and muddle to release their juices. Add the gin, lemon juice, thyme simple syrup, and ice. Close tightly and shake well.
Pour over a champagne glass through a strainer so it can catch any pulp from the fruit. Top with champagne and garnish with more blackberries.
How to make thyme simple syrup?
The process of making thyme simple syrup is so easy. In a heat-proof bowl combine the sugar and fresh thyme. I like to tie together the bundle for easy removal.
Pour hot water and stir until the sugar is melted. Cover and let it sit for at least an hour. Leave overnight for best results. Store airtight in a glass bottle in the fridge for up to a week.
Blackberry French 75
- 2 Oz Hendrix Dry Gin
- 2 Oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- 5-6 Fresh Blackberries
- 2 tsp Thyme Simple Syrup*
- In a shaker add the blackberries and muddle to release the juice. Add the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and ice. Close and shake well.
- Pour the gin mix through a strainer into a champagne flute. Top with the champagne and garnish with blackberries.