The French 75 is a classic cocktail usually made with cognac, though gin
is sometimes substituted come the warmer seasons.
Serve this crisp, fragrant and refreshing variation at your next brunch or
any occasion that calls for toasting, like bridal or baby showers.

2 cups North Shore Distillers’ Gin #11 (or any premium London dry gin)
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
6 oz simple syrup
1/2 tsp orange bitters
4 cups St. Hilaire Brut or other dry sparkling white wine
8 orange wheels for garnish

In a punch powl, stir the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and bitters.
Just before serving, pour in the sparkling wine and stir gently.
Add ice and garnish with the orange wheels.

Serves 8.

Adapted from Wine Enthusiast Magazine

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