When we were in New Orleans, we stopped in Arnaud’s French 75 cocktail bar for a classic French 75. It was the first time I had the historic cocktail and I enjoyed sipping the classic drink, especially in a cozy, vintage atmosphere! It’s a cocktail made of lemon juice, champagne, gin and simple syrup. It’s a strong drink, so sipping is definitely a must! There’s something about a French 75 that takes you straight back to the roaring 20’s!
I wanted to give this timeless libation a modern twist, so I made it into a punch, because punches and parties go together so well! I added sweet, juicy aromas by using Barefoot Bubbly Peach Fusion. LOVED it!! The flavors blend together perfectly, creating a fun version of the classic French 75!
I also added an ice ring to the punch. Ice rings are so easy to make (just use a bundt pan to fill with water and ingredients!), and really you can toss in whatever you think looks pretty before you freeze overnight. From edible flowers, to orange slices, herbs or cinnamon sticks. You can choose the ice ring ingredients based on the season, theme or cocktail! For this ring, we added some cinnamon sticks, since they go well with peaches, edible flowers, a few berries and fruit slices! You can also add a little Peach Fusion into the ice ring as well, as long as it’s 3/4 water and 1/4 Bubbly, it will freeze!
Peach French 75 Punch (serves 6, double for larger batch)
1 bottle Barefoot Bubbly Peach Fusion, chilled
3/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 cups gin
1/4 cup simple syrup
Combine all of the ingredients in a punch bowl and stir to combine. Add in the ice ring and serve cold!!
This post is in collaboration with Barefoot Wine.