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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.

Ann Taylor Pittman
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2011

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Credit: Grant Cornett; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite

Recipe Summary test

hands-on:
3 mins
total:
3 mins
Yield:
8 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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

Nutrition Facts

154 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 9.9g; iron 0.1mg; sodium 1mg; calcium 1mg.
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