Christmas Ruby French 75 Cocktail

by Julie Cohn
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On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a Christmas Ruby French 75 cocktail!

The traditional Twelve Days of Christmas song brings three french hens on the third day, but I don’t think anyone would appreciate hens in their cocktail, so I created this festive french-inspired holiday cocktail instead. So much more fun than hens, don’t you agree?  The Christmas Ruby French 75 cocktail is a refreshingly light and shimmery twist on the traditional French 75 cocktail, made with gin, lemon juice, and champagne.  This version uses flavors of the season including  bergamot (in the earl grey tea) infused pomegranate juice, dry gin, tangerine juice, and sparkling wine, with a sprinkling of edible glitter to add dazzle to this holiday drink.

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Christmas Ruby French 75

  • 6 oz. Pomegranate Juice
  • 2 Earl Grey Tea Bags
  • 4 oz. London Dry Gin
  • 1 oz. Tangerine Juice
  • Ice Cubes
  • Sparkling White Wine or Champagne
  • 1/8 tsp. Cranberry Luster Dust
  • 1/8 tsp. Gold Luster Dust

Pour the pomegranate juice into a cocktail shaker.  Add the tea bags and set in the refrigerator for 24 hours.  Remove the tea bags from the pomegranate juice.  In another clean cocktail shaker, add the cranberry and gold luster dust, then the gin, tangerine juice, and pomegranate juice.  Add 4-5 ice cubes and shake vigorously.   Pour 1/2 of the mixture in each glass, then top with sparkling wine or champagne.

Note:  If you get the luster dust, please make sure to get the edible food grade luster dust.  The luster dust I link to on Amazon is edible. Also, a French 75 is usually served in a champagne flute, but I wanted this to look like a Christmas ornament.  You can use whatever cocktail glass you prefer.

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(Makes two cocktails)


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