Are you familiar with a cocktail named ‘French 75’? The ‘French 75’ is a refreshing and citrusy, sparkling gin cocktail that packs a punch — it’s perfect for the holidays and other celebratory occasions. We took the ‘French 75’ as an inspiration and added our own County twist to it, which means we substituted your typical sparkling wine with the delicious Traynor's White Pét-Nat!
- 2-3 oz Traynor’s White Pét-Nat
- 1.5 oz Premium Dry Gin
- 3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz Honey Cordial
- Garnish: Lemon Twist
Step 1: Start by pouring the gin, lemon juice and honey cordial in your shaking tin (If you do not have a shaker set, do not fret! You can use a mason jar instead)
Step 2: Fill your tin or mason jar with lots of ice and shake for about 20 seconds
Step 3: Strain your mixed ingredients into a chilled coupe glass
Step 4: Top up with some bubbly White Pét-Nat
Step 5: Garnish the cocktail with the lemon twist on the rim of the glass
The White Pét-Nat has notes of tropical fruits such as banana, pineapple and mango which balances the sweetness of the honey cordial and subtly highlights the citrusy and herbal components of the gin.
PRO TIP: Change it up! Any fresh citrus juice will work with this cocktail — clementine or blood orange juice is also fun. You could also use St. Germain elderflower liqueur in place of the honey cordial (in which case, we’d stick with lemon as the citrus).
Honey Cordial Recipe: (yields enough for 5 cocktails)
- ¼ cup of honey
- ¼ cup of water
Combine the honey and water in a small saucepan. Warm over medium heat, whisking occasionally, just until the honey has disappeared into the water. Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool.
We want to see how you’re getting creative with our wines and vermouth — be sure to tag us @traynorvineyard so we can share. Cheers!