French 75 Zero-Proof Cocktail Recipe
The French 75 was named after the French 75-millimeter field gun celebrated for its rapid-fire power. The original, made with cognac — and even its lighter gin-based sister — is a wickedly powerful concoction. This zero-proof version maintains the respect of the original’s potency without knocking you out.
A word to the wise: This version
of the French 75 has been reworked to fit the Eat Fit nutritional criteria —
namely, dialing back the sugar and, of course, omitting the alcohol. As you
take your first sip, do so with an open mind, expecting a fresh spin on the
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- For the drink
- 1 ounce zero-proof gin
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Eat Fit Simple Syrup
- 4 ounces zero proof sparkling wine
- Lemon swath, expressed, for garnish
- For the simple syrup
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup Swerve granular or 1 ½ cups granular allulose
- For the simple syrup: In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Reduce to medium-high heat and add sweetener. Stir to dissolve and continue to heat for 10 minutes. Pour into heat-safe glass container and refrigerate to chill. Store unused portion in airtight container in refrigerator for up to four weeks.
- For the zero-proof cocktail: Combine gin, lemon juice and Eat Fit Simple Syrup in a small shaker tin filled with ice. Shake and double strain into a tall champagne flute. Top with zero-proof sparkling wine and garnish with expressed lemon swath.
- Note: The lemon juice really fizzes up the sparkling wine. Tilt the champagne flute as you pour the sparkling wine to keep it from overflowing.