This Meyer Lemon French 75 with Elderflower Syrup is the perfect cocktail to serve during the busy holiday season. It's a little floral, a little sour, a little sweet with lots of bubbles.
A few weeks ago our neighbors knocked on our door and gave us a huge back of meyer lemons from his daughters yard. It has such a unique flavor. It's almost floral and I thought it would be so great to pair with some elderflowers and herbs.
I love how this cocktail is very much inspired by fresh ingredients from our neighbors garden and ours.
Meyer Lemon French 75 Bar
I like to free form this cocktail and just have some individual mini champagne bottles out with St. Germaine liqueur with some homemade elderflower syrup. It's a great alternative to champagne bar for New Years Eve parties. You can have your guests add as little or as much gin and/or champagne as they want. It also saves you from doing one more thing at a party.
The set up:
Place everything on a bar cart and sit back and relax.
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Homemade Elderflower Syrup
- 1 Tablespoon Dried Elderflowers
- 1 Cup Water
- 2 Tablespoons Cane Sugar
Meyer Lemon French 75 with Elderflower Syrup
- 1 Meyer Lemon Wedge
- ½ oz Elderflower Syrup
- 1 oz St. Germaine
- 3 oz Champagne
- Lemon Zest
- Sage Leaves
- Mint Flowers
- Please the dried elderflower in a large pot and top with hot water. Let steep for about 5 minutes. Drain out the flowers and add in the cane sugar. Stir until fully dissolved and pour in a glass container.
- In a tall champagne glass squeeze the meyer lemon juice and top with the elderflower syrup, St Germain and champagne. Garnish with meyer lemon zest and herbs.