The French 77 is a delicious sparkling cocktail that replaces the gin in a French 75 with St. Germaine a lovely floral elderflower liqueur. So delicate and flavorful.
French 77 Cocktail
Since I had a whole bottle of sparkling wine, I thought it might be fun to try them all.
And it was.
I have to say, while I liked them all, this last one the French 77 might be my favorite. There is something about that floral flavor from the elderflower liqueur. The sweetness is tampered a bit from the lemon juice and then the bubbles just add to the fun!
Ingredients to make a French 77
Elderflower Liqueur - there are a few varieties to choose from, we like St. Germain.
Sparkling wine - champagne would be the traditional choice, in this case I used some prosecco.
Lemon - for fresh squeezed juice.
You'll notice that there is no simple syrup in this recipe, unlike the French 75 and the French 76. The cocktail gets all the sweetness it needs from the elderflower liqueur.
How to Make this Easy Elderflower Cocktail
Chill a champagne flute by either putting in the freezer or filling it with ice.
Fill a cocktail shaker ¾ full of ice.
Pour in the St. Germain liqueur, the sparkling wine and the lemon juice. Put the lid on and shake for 10-15 seconds.
Strain into the chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
This French 77 cocktail is so Good!
This was so good. It was perfectly balanced and so delicious. Lightly floral, lightly citrus and with fun bubbles, what more could you ask of a cocktail?
I think I will begin an exploration of elderflower cocktails next. Anyone have any favorites that I should try?
More Elderflower Cocktails:
Apple Elderflower Martini - perfect for fall.
Blueberry Elderflower Martini - just look at that gorgeous color!
If you wanting more sparkling cocktails, be sure and check out my Sparkling Cocktails.
You might want to follow my Elderflower Cocktail Recipes on Pinterest.
French 77 Cocktail
- 1 ounce elderflower liqueur
- ¼ ounce lemon juice
- 4 ounces champagne or other sparkling wine
- lemon twist for garnish
- Chill a champagne flute.
- Fill a cocktail shaker ¾ full of ice.
- Add elderflower liqueur and lemon juice to cocktail shaker.
- Put the lid on and shake for 10-15 seconds.
- Strain into the chilled flute glass and garnish with a lemon twist.