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5 French cocktails every fizz lover needs to try

by Sophie Eadon - August 10, 2017

In the spirit of this month’s Bistro Bubble Box, celebrate the fruits of France with these magnifique creations…

Apple Fizz

The finest fruit of Normandy.

Apple Fizz cocktail

Image: Andreas M. Kurzhals

Ingredients

25ml Calvados
25ml fresh apple juice
Sparkling wine, chilled
Apple slices, to garnish

Method

Combine the Calvados and apple juice in a champagne flute and stir gently. Top up with sparkling wine and a slice of apple, et viola! The taste of Normandy in a glass!

Kir Royal

Cassis, the blackcurrant, grows abundantly in Burgundy.

Image: Ian Wallace

Ingredients

15ml crème de cassis
Sparkling wine, chilled
Lemon twist for garnish

Method

Simply add crème de cassis to a champagne flute and top with your choice of bubbly!

Peach-Almond Champagne Cocktail

The almonds of Provence meet peaches straight from the region of Languedoc-Roussillon.

Peach-Almond Champagne Cocktail

Image: Stephanie/Eat.Drink.Love

Ingredients

25ml peach schnapps
5ml amaretto
Sparkling wine, chilled

Method

Pour schnapps and amaretto into Champagne flute. Fill with sparkling wine and serve.

French 75

The drink was created during the First World War and was dubbed the 75 because it’s so strong it feels like being shot with a French 75mm gun!

French 75 cocktail

Image: Shawn/Kitchen Swagger

Ingredients

45ml Gin
15ml lemon juice
7.5ml sugar syrup
Sparkling wine, chilled

Method

Add gin, lemon juice and syrup to a cocktail shaker packed with ice. Shake. Strain into an empty glass. Top up with sparkling wine. Garnish with lemon peel.

Tarte Aux Abricots Fizz

Ripe from the apricot trees of the Rhone Valley.

Tarte Aux Abricots Fizz cocktail

Image: Renee/Magnolia Days

Ingredients

25ml vodka
5ml apricot nectar
Sparkling wine, chilled

Method

Pour the vodka and nectar into a flute. Top with

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