How to Make a Cultured French 75 Cocktail
By Monica Ford -
Did you use my recipe to make Probiotic Grape Soda? It’s so sweet and crisp it’s hard to believe this grape soda is a health tonic! It’s made with organic ingredients and is full of beneficial bacteria and hydrating electrolytes.

Cultured grape soda also makes a fun, probiotic mixer for grown-up drinks, like this concord grape French 75. Concord grapes are that perfect bridge between summer and fall and I adore the delicious and unique way they give new life to this classic cocktail.

The beneficial bacteria in fermented beverages are said to help to buffer the effects of alcohol on the liver and the hydrating qualities of electrolytes & B vitamins produced during fermentation make a hang over far less likely.

Cultured French 75 Ingredients:

• 1 lemon for zest and juice
• 3 T gin (1 ½ ounces)
• ½ tsp. St. Germain elderflower liqueur
• ½ T lemon juice (3/4 ounce)
• ¼ cup probiotic grape soda– Learn How to Make a Probiotic Grape Soda Here

Cultured French 75 Method:

1. Use a pairing knife or zester to slice a long thin ribbon of zest & set aside to use later. Make a few of these if you will be making a few cocktails
2. Juice the lemon and strain pulp from juice.
3. In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients except lemon zest.
4. Add ice and shake for approximately 20 seconds
5. Strain into a chilled champagne glass or your favorite cocktail glass.
6. Twirl lemon peel around your finger to curl. Garnish cocktail and serve immediately.

Active Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail
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