Photo: Grant Cornett; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite
Hands-on Time
3 Mins
Total Time
3 Mins
Yield
8 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Loosely based on the French 75, a classic cocktail of gin, Champagne, lemon juice, and sugar, this sparkling beverage uses lemonade concentrate as a shortcut. Be sure to allow the concentrate to thaw ahead of time. You'll use almost a whole bottle of Champagne; the rest goes into the dessert. If time allows, you can use a quick simple syrup with lemon juice: Combine 3 tablespoons each of sugar, lemon juice, and water; microwave for 1 minute, and cool.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine gin and lemonade concentrate in a pitcher; chill until ready to serve.

Step 2

Just before serving, add Champagne to gin mixture; stir gently. Garnish with tarragon sprigs, if desired.

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