To adapt this classic French 75 for the colder months, give it a cider kick. The floral Nolet’s silver dry gin works so well with this slightly funky and refined cidre from France it's enough to make you forget the traditional Champagne version. You can swap out the cider and gin with other brands—just make sure the former is dry.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “6 Gin Drinks Perfect for Sipping by the Fireplace.”
- 1 1/2 ounces Nolet’s silver dry gin
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
- Le Brun organic cidre (or dry sparkling cider), to top
- Garnish: lemon peel
Add all ingredients except the cider into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
Strain into a Champagne flute.
Top with the cider.
Garnish with a lemon peel.