Cantaloupe 75: A French 75 Twist

Brunch cocktails rarely stray from the classics: Bloody Marys and mimosas. We at TABLE, however, are offering a new drink to pair with your boozy breakfasts, The Cantaloupe 75.

Riffed from the traditional, bubbly French 75, the Cantaloupe 75 features a homemade cantaloupe simple syrup. It makes for a delicious, mildly-sweet cocktail that is the perfect lead-in to a big Sunday brunch. You’ll want to keep it in your arsenal for spring and summer, too!

Cantaloupe 75 Cocktail Recipe

INGREDIENTS

1 ½ oz gin
3/4 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz cantaloupe syrup
Sparkling wine
Cantaloupe and thyme, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

For the Syrup:

  1. Simmer 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar, and 2 cups cubed cantaloupe for 10 minutes.
  2. Let cool. Strain into a jar.
  3. Add a sprig of fresh thyme.
  4. Keeps up to a month in the refrigerator.

For the Cocktail:

  1. Add the gin, lemon juice, and syrup to a shaker and shake with ice.
  2. Pour the shaken mixture into a stemmed champagne flute and top with sparkling wine.
  3. Garnish and enjoy your twist on a traditional French 75!

Recipe by Maggie Weaver / Photography by Dave Bryce

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