A classic French 75 features gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne. In this updated recipe, blood orange juice replaces lemon, and honey is used instead of sugar. This is a perfect drink for winter (blood orange season!), and it adds a touch of elegance to any brunch or cocktail party lineup.
The blood orange juice, gin, and honey can be batched a couple hours before serving, so it can come together in a snap once your guests arrive: Simply top the prebatched cocktail with champagne and serve.
Since this recipe comprises only a few ingredients, it's worth keeping quality in mind—now's the time to bust out that top-shelf gin, and squeeze those blood oranges by hand. —Josh Cohen
Born and raised in Brooklyn, I’m perpetually inspired by the diversity of foods that exist in this city. I love shopping at the farmer’s market, making ingredients taste like the best versions of themselves, and rolling fresh pasta. I learned how to make fresh pasta in Italy, where I spent the first 6 months of my career as a chef. I've been cooking professionally in New York City since 2010.