Feeling fancy? Introducing the golden empress lavender french 75! This lavish cocktail is perfect for any and all special occasions. It's also super simple to make and even includes a homemade lavender simple syrup for a dash of floral flavor!
Welp. I've discovered edible dust. Or gold edible glitter to be precise. I don't know if you've noticed it on my dessert recipes lately but APPARENTLY you can use it in cocktails...so...had to do that immediately.
I've also discovered Empress 1908 Indigo Gin (thank you Instagram). It's purple 😍💜and from now on my liquor cabinet will never be complete without it.
Why You'll Love It
Just LOOK at it! It's pink and shimmers with gold glitter 🤩💛🥂. How could you not love it?! If that's not enough, lemme break it down. The golden empress lavender french 75 is fancy, lavish, festive, and easy. You get a swanky cocktail for very little work. It's also perfect for any birthday party, date night, Valentine's Day, Easter, the winter holidays, New Year's Eve...you name it!
The Purple Secret
Circling back to that Empress 1908 Indigo Gin 👀. I may just have a new favorite gin friends! This is NOT an ad, I just love it. I saw it on a random reel on Instagram (the algorithm knows me too well) and it's such a vibrant purple I immediately had to grab a bottle. Now it looks awesome but how does it taste? I'm happy to report it's quite delish: refreshingly citrusy with a hint of juniper.
"But why is this french 75 pink and not purple?" Once you add lemon juice and champagne it warms up the color and promptly turns magenta. The more champs you add, the lighter the color gets. If you find that you'd like a touch more purple, add a small float of the indigo gin on top.
What You'll Need
Apart from the Empress 1908 Indigo Gin, what else do you need you need to make this cocktail?
- Your favorite champagne for a bubbly topping
- Gold edible glitter for that fancy swirl
- Lavender extract or lavender baking buds for the homemade lavender simple syrup
Frequently Asked Questions About This Recipe
You can substitute the indigo gin with any other gin you enjoy, it just won't be a pink cocktail.
That's fine! You do you. Gin and vodka are frequently substituted for each other in cocktail recipes. However, like I said previously, you just won't have that pink color.
I got you! Substitute the lavender simple syrup for regular simple syrup. If you're doing a homemade batch, you can swap the lavender extract with vanilla extract or just omit it entirely. As for the lavender bitters, it's optional so you don't have to use it at all or you could substitute it with a classic angostura bitters.
If the golden empress lavender french 75 isn't to your liking, how about toning it down with a classic french 75? No purple gin required! If you just want a basic bubbly drink with a hint of lavender, try this lavender mint prosecco spritzer. Or if you aren't sure what you're in the mood for, feel free to peruse all of my cocktail recipes.Print