Summer French 75

-  Jesse Groeneweg  -
{ Inspired by Julie Reiner }


14 strawberries

5 ounces simple syrup

10 ounces gin

4 ounces Red Root & Co Rhubarb Verbena Shrub

1 ounce chilled lemon juice

750 ml of Champagne or sparkling wine




Place 10 hulled strawberries and 5 ounces simple syrup in a blender and blend thoroughly. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher, discarding solids. Add 10 ounces gin, 4 ounces Red Root & Co Rhubarb Shrub, and 1 ounce fresh chilled lemon juice to pitcher, then slowly pour in 1 (750-ml) bottle Champagne or sparkling wine and stir to incorporate. Thinly slice 4 hulled strawberries and add to pitcher.

To serve, pour 5 ounces of cocktail into a chilled flute or coupe and garnish with a lemon twist. Serves 10.