Valentine's Day Cocktail
Cheers to Valentine’s Day weekend! We’re bringing you a fresh take on the classic French 75. Sweet Strawberry Basil Puree, tart Lemon, floral Gin and bright champagne. This Strawberry Basil French 75 is perfect for a girls night or a romantic evening with your honey. Here’s how to make this marvelous cocktail.
First, you'll need to make your Strawberry Basil Puree
5 whole strawberries, diced
½ c sugar
½ c water
6 leaves of basil
On medium heat boil water and sugar together until sugar dissolves. Add strawberries and basil into sugar water and boil for 5-8 minutes. Stir and cook until strawberries are soft. Blend with a mixer and strain. Cool and refrigerate.
(Makes enough for 4-5 cocktails)
Now the magic:
1 oz. Strawberry Basil Puree
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1 1/2 oz. gin
Shake over ice, pour into champagne glass and top with champagne.