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Basil French 75 with Basil Honey Syrup

Basil French 75 cocktail infused with basil honey syrup.
Basil French 75 with Basil Honey Syrup | A basil cocktail, Basil French 75 made with gin and lightly sweetened with basil honey syrup. A raw, refined sugar-free, bubbly, bright and herbaceous cocktail.

I have a new thing.

That you are going to love.

It’s fresh.

Bright and vibrant.

Herbaceous.

Not too sweet.

Impressive enough for company.

And easy enough for everyday.

It’s my new summertime cocktail.

It is the, Basil French 75.

The first cocktail I remember ordering off of a fancy drink menu when I was just barely legal to drink was a French 75. I have always been drawn to them. A classic drink made with Champagne, and infused with gin and lemon juice and sugar. Simple components, that for me, make for a perfect imbibe.

A few years ago I made these Basil Tom Collins. They are infused with a fresh, raw basil honey syrup. Ever since I have been adding that basil syrup to desserts, oats, fruit salad, yogurt and sparkling water.

The best part is that this basil honey syrup comes together in a matter of minutes without even turning the stove on. I typically have small batches of it on hand in the summertime and thought it would be a very fitting addition to this classic cocktail.

Introducing the Basil French 75. A  fresh, bright, vibrant, herbaceous and not too sweet summery cocktail made with Mezza di Mezzacorona, an Italian Glacial Bubbly, gin, a splash of lemon and basil honey syrup.

Mezza di Mezzacorona is an elegant sparking wine made with the most important white grapes cultivated in Trentino at the foothill of the Dolomites. Its bouquet displays rich intense aromas of fresh fruits like red apple, pear, white peach, melon and with an elegant note of wild mountain rose. The palate is very pleasant with a soft mousse, persistent bubbles and smooth acidity.

Enjoy, and drink responsibly!

Basil French 75 with Basil Honey Syrup | A basil cocktail, Basil French 75 made with gin and lightly sweetened with basil honey syrup. A raw, refined sugar-free, bubbly, bright and herbaceous cocktail.

Basil French 75 with Basil Honey Syrup | A basil cocktail, Basil French 75 made with gin and lightly sweetened with basil honey syrup. A raw, refined sugar-free, bubbly, bright and herbaceous cocktail.

Basil French 75 with Basil Honey Syrup | A basil cocktail, Basil French 75 made with gin and lightly sweetened with basil honey syrup. A raw, refined sugar-free, bubbly, bright and herbaceous cocktail.

Basil French 75 with Basil Honey Syrup | A basil cocktail, Basil French 75 made with gin and lightly sweetened with basil honey syrup. A raw, refined sugar-free, bubbly, bright and herbaceous cocktail.

Basil French 75 with Basil Honey Syrup | A basil cocktail, Basil French 75 made with gin and lightly sweetened with basil honey syrup. A raw, refined sugar-free, bubbly, bright and herbaceous cocktail.

Basil French 75

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 mins
Serves 1 cocktail

This recipe makes a single cocktail, but it can be batched for larger quantities.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Basil Honey Syrup
  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 oz. Mezza di Mezzacorona Sparkling Italian Wine
  • basil leaves, garnish
  • handful ice

Directions

In a cocktail shaker combine a handful of ice, basil honey syrup, gin and lemon juice.

Strain into a flute and top with chilled Mezza di Mezzacorona.

Garnish with a large basil leaf.

Enjoy responsibly! 


The post is sponsored by Mezza di Mezzacorona; all opinions are my own.

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8 Responses to "Basil French 75 with Basil Honey Syrup"

  1. Reply

    Kelsey @ Appeasing a Food Geek

    July 11, 2018 at 5:45 AM

    I’m borderline obsessed with this cocktail because I love a French 75 and basil is my spirit animal. You can bet I’ll be making this babe of a recipe soon! xo

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      July 18, 2018 at 8:15 PM

      I think you’re gonna love it, xo!

  2. Reply

    Tess

    July 12, 2018 at 2:16 AM

    Hello! How long will the basil honey syrup last and does it need to be kept in the fridge? I’m wondering about making a batch to keep on hand for awhile rather than making it each time I want to use it. Thanks for the beautiful recipe!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      July 18, 2018 at 8:14 PM

      Hi Tess – you can find these instructions in the recipe card. Here they are again: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Hope this helps!

  3. Reply

    Sarah @ Snixy Kitchen

    July 19, 2018 at 12:11 AM

    I’m obsessed with this basil honey syrup and love me some sparkling wine! These photos are just so stunning!! Love the way you captured that bottle!

  4. Reply

    Christiann Koepke

    July 19, 2018 at 12:46 AM

    This is so delicious looking! Exactly what I need right now.

  5. Reply

    todd wagner

    July 19, 2018 at 9:38 AM

    LOVE this idea. That syrup looks aces!

  6. Reply

    Claudia | The Brick Kitchen

    July 22, 2018 at 6:36 AM

    Oh, that sounds so refreshing! And so vibrant. Would never have thought of putting basil in a cocktail either – sounds gorgeous paired with sparkling wine.

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