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Rosé French 75

How To Make The Perfect Valentine’s Day Cocktail & Garnish

Enjoy the Rosé French 75 for your V-day celebrations! It’s smooth, lightly sweet, and so refreshing. Plus it’s topped with the cutest garnish for a simple and romantic cocktail recipe this holiday.

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Rosé French 75

The Rosé French 75

If you’re in the mood for something subtly sweet, slightly tart, and simply pink with only four ingredients, the Rosé French 75 is for you! Made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and sparkling rosé for a deliciously easy-to-make cocktail that puts a twist on the classic French 75 cocktail.

What’s a French 75?

A French 75 is a cocktail made with gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. It is also referred to as 75 Cocktail. It’s speculated that this cocktail originated from World War I and was named after the French 75-millimeter field gun used in battle. However, soldiers weren’t the only ones enjoying this refreshing cocktail. As the recipe developed over the years, it became a staple in bars across the world. Give the classic French 75 Cocktail along with the Rosé French 75!

Rosé French 75

What to Pair with the Rosé French 75

A tasty cocktail deserves to be topped with a fun garnish and served in a fancy glass! For the Rosé French 75, I’ve created the Cupid’s Arrow garnish made with two gummy heart candies pinned together with a toothpick. That’s it! This garnish takes just a few minutes to make and gives the cocktail a really exciting finish. Keep reading to see exactly how I created this garnish and impress that special someone with the Rosé French 75 served in this Crate & Barrel French Champagne Glass

Looking to pair this garnish with another Valentine’s Day Cocktail? Try one of these: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cocktail or the Roses & Raspberry Spritzer or even the ‘Better Than Roses’ Kombucha Cocktail.

Ingredients for the Rosé French 75

Crafted with just four ingredients, the Rosé French 75 is the perfect fusion of fresh flavors. Check out what I used to make this super simple and special mixed drink.

  • Gin: use a splash of your favorite gin, I prefer gins that are more herbaceous for this cocktail like  Hendrinks Gin or The Botanist, but check out this guide here to finding the best gin for your drink.
  • Lemon juice: a splash of fresh lemon juice balances beautifully with the gin and simple syrup. 
  • Simple syrup: add some simple syrup for a subtle sweetness. I recommend making your own batch with water and sugar. Click here for the DIY recipe!
  • Sparkling rosé: top this libation with sparkling rosé like Mionetto Prosecco Rosé Sparkling Wine
  • Cupid’s arrow garnish: make this romantic cocktail stand out by creating this fun garnish. All you need are some gummy heart candies and a toothpick.
Rosé French 75

How to Make the Rosé French 75 and Garnish

In just 3 easy steps you could be sipping on the Rosé French 75! Start by adding gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Then, shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker is chilled and strain the mixture into a champagne flute. Finish the cocktail, by topping it with sparkling rosé. Optional, but highly encouraged to add the Cupid’s Arrow garnish!

To make the Cupid’s Arrow garnish, ​​Place the heart with the pointed edge facing outward on one side of the toothpick as the “tip” of the arrow. Then, use a paring knife to cut the second heart into 3 v-shaped pieces. Place the 3 pieces on the other side toothpick, spacing them out slightly as the “feather” of the arrow.

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Rosé French 75

The Rosé French 75 is made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and sparkling rosé for a simple and delicious Valentine’s Day cocktail!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Valentine’s Day Cocktail

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Champagne flute
  • Toothpicks

Materials

Rosé French 75

  • 1 oz gin
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • 3 oz sparkling rosé
  • Cupid’s arrow garnish

Cupid’s Arrow Garnish

  • 2 gummy heart candies
  • 1 toothpick

Instructions

Rosé French 75

  • Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled.
  • Strain into a champagne flute.
  • Top with sparkling rosé. Garnish with a cupid’s arrow pick.

Cupid’s Arrow Garnish

  • Place the heart with the pointed edge facing outward on one side of the toothpick as the “tip” of the arrow.
  • Use a paring knife to cut the second heart into 3 v-shaped pieces.
  • Place the 3 pieces on the other side toothpick, spacing them out slightly as the “feather” of the arrow.

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