Recipe // blackberry French 75 for Valentine’s Day

This vibrant cocktail is perfect for a chill Valentine's Day!
Celebrate Valentine's Day with this Blackberry French 75 cocktail recipe - made with champagne, gin, simple syrup, and pureed berries! Learn how to make this easy cocktail on Jojotastic.com

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We always keep Valentine’s Day pretty low-key around here. I think both of us have this sentiment that it’s a made up holiday, but it’s still nice to set aside time just for the two of us. This year we’re going to hole up in a cute cabin in the Cascades and snuggle around the fireplace. I’m planning to cook an amazing dinner for the two of us, so I decided to test out a Valentine’s Day spin on one of my favorite cocktails, the French 75. Blackberries are one of my favorite fruits, so I decided to add a fruit twist to this classic cocktail… and they add a gorgeous vibrant hue!

Celebrate Valentine's Day with this Blackberry French 75 cocktail recipe - made with champagne, gin, simple syrup, and pureed berries! Learn how to make this easy cocktail on Jojotastic.com
Celebrate Valentine's Day with this Blackberry French 75 cocktail recipe - made with champagne, gin, simple syrup, and pureed berries! Learn how to make this easy cocktail on Jojotastic.com
Celebrate Valentine's Day with this Blackberry French 75 cocktail recipe - made with champagne, gin, simple syrup, and pureed berries! Learn how to make this easy cocktail on Jojotastic.com

Blackberry French 75

(adapted from Bon Appétit)
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Servings 1
Calories 252 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 2 ounces dry gin (I really like St. George)
  • the juice of 1 freshly squeezed lemon
  • ice
  • 1 bottle champagne chilled

Instructions
 

  • Make your simple syrup ahead of time by boiling 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar until the sugar has dissolved, stirring occasionally. Once all the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat. This will keep for about 2 weeks in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Blend the blackberries together in a blender or food processor. Strain the resulting purée using either a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a small jar. Stir in simple syrup. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add gin and lemon juice. Shake until the outside of the shaker is cold.
  • Next add a couple spoonfuls of the blackberry mixture into the bottom of your glass. Pour the gin mixture over this and top off with champagne.

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 196mgFiber: 4gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 154IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword blackberry, cocktail, easy cocktail, french 75, valentines day
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Celebrate Valentine's Day with this Blackberry French 75 cocktail recipe - made with champagne, gin, simple syrup, and pureed berries! Learn how to make this easy cocktail on Jojotastic.com

So what do you think?? Do you have your Valentine’s Day plans sorted yet? We’d love to hear from you!

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