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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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