Half Penny French “75”

Half Penny French

 

Lee Clippard and John Stott, garden bloggers from the-grackle.blogspot.com share a refreshing sparkling cocktail recipe!

Half Penny French “75”

serves 1
1/2 ounce lemon verbena simple syrup (see below)
1/2 ounce gin
3 ounce chilled Champagne, dry sparkling white wine (Gruet works well), or Prosecco
(We used small 4-ounce glasses. If using a larger Champagne glass scale up the proportions accordingly).

Pour ingredients in a glass. Give it a brief stir and garnish with a sprig of lemon verbena from the garden. Drink and enjoy in moderation with friends outside on a sunny day.

Lemon Verbena Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 or 3 sprigs of fresh lemon verbena

Dissolve sugar in water in a saucepan. Add lemon verbena, and bring to low boil. Remove from heat. Let cool then strain.

Source: inthegarden.marthastewart.com

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