New champagne and gin cocktail for your reception

The Brockmans 75 gin and champagne cocktail is a new twist on the traditional Bucks Fizz reception drink.

The Brockmans 75, a contemporary twist on the classic French 75, is a sparkling choice to offer guests plus it's easy to prepare.

Brockmans, the gin like no other because of its elegant berry and citrus notes and, of course, that elegant black bottle, makes this a perfect special occasion cocktail.

You could give this drink either a British or European twist depending on whether you use French, Italian or English sparkling wine.

Ingredients:

50ml Brockmans Gin

25ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice

15ml Sugar syrup

Champagne, Prosecco or good quality English sparkling wine

Method:

Shake the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup with ice.

Strain into a champagne flute and top with the sparkling wine. Garnish with a twist of lemon zest.

The origins of the original French 75 remain a mystery. Some believe it to be a British classic, invented by Malachy ‘Pat' McGarry of Buck's Club in London, one of the clubs that provided inspiration for PG Wodehouse's fictional Drones Club.

Different recipes for this cocktail were first recorded in 1922 both in Harry's ABC of Mixing Cocktails by Harry MacElhone and in Cocktails: How to Mix Them by Robert Vermeire. The latter version credits the drink to Mr MacElhone, although his concoction differed from the current form. It wasn't until 1927 that the name ‘French 75' appeared and it was popularized by The Stork Club in New York.

Whatever the past history, it makes for a wonderfully unique wedding reception drink.

The ingredients allow the blueberry, blackberry and Valencian orange peel notes in Brockmans Gin to shine. The Brockmans 75 is stylish, delicious, sparkling, simple and celebratory. These are just five good reasons to make it.

We'll let you think up the other 70...

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