On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me... an Australian 75.
Though the French 75 was popularized in America during the 1900s. The Australian 75 is being popularised right now, by us. So hop on board this moving train. But what makes it Australian? We thought you’d ask that, or scream it at your computer. It’s our Chin-Chin Christmas Gin that makes all the difference with its cranberry and native cinnamon.
Here’s your never ending grocery store list to make our christmas treat; Lemon Juice: don’t be lazy, buy some lemons and squeeze them yourself you’ll taste the difference. Lemon Zest: this is why you should buy the lemon to juice, you need the zest anyways. Sugar Syrup: This is pretty cheap to buy and is used in most cocktails so while we are hinting you should invest in a bottle, if you can’t be bothered just melt water and sugar in a saucepan and you’ll get the same outcome. Champagne: this can be anything from $10 prosecco to $100 Moët. I wouldn’t recommend it, but if you have money to burn we aren't stopping you. Gin: This is the important ingredient, this is what makes this an Australian 75, you’ve gotta use ChinChin Christmas Gin. The flavours of cranberry and cinnamon in this drink make the flavours fly. You’ll be missing out if you don’t use this.
This recipe is just for a glass, but if you’re in the mood to make the drink fancy, we love to add rosemary and cranberry as a garnish. The aroma of rosemary makes this drink really unique.
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Sugar Syrup
- 50ml Chin Chin Christmas Gin
- Lemon Zest
- Pour lemon juice, sugar syrup and our Chin Chin Christmas Gin in a cocktail shaker, add some ice and shake well.
- Strain into champagne flutes or nice tall glasses, we aren't savages.
- Slowly add champagne, stopping and stirring as you go. This will fizz up so be gentle.
- Grate just a little bit of lemon zest over the finished drink.
- Add your choice of garnish.