Clementine French 75

Clementine French 75
Clementine French 75 pictured with Cranberry and Clementine Mulled Wine

The Clementine French 75 substitutes freshly squeezed clementine for the customary lemon juice—an exotic twist for the robust cocktail. Pictured with Cranberry and Clementine Mulled Wine.

Clementine French 75
 
Makes 4 drinks
Ingredients
  • 1 clementine
  • 4 small Demerara sugar cubes
  • ½ cup gin*, chilled
  • 1 cup dry Champagne or Prosecco, chilled
Instructions
  1. Using a small paring knife, cut 4 narrow strips of clementine peel. Rub the rim of each glass with the outside of the peel, and place in glass.
  2. Halve clementine, and squeeze ¼ cup juice into a measuring cup.
  3. Into each glass, pour 1 tablespoon juice and add 1 sugar cube; let sit for 5 minutes. Top each glass with 1 ounce gin and 2 ounces Champagne or Prosecco.
Notes
*We used Hendrick’s Gin.

For more fruity recipes to spice up your holiday season, see “Cranberries & Clementines” in the November/December 2019 issue, available on newsstands and at Victoriamag.com.

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