04.05.2018 RECIPES

Named after a World War I artillery gun – because of the kick it supplies – the French 75 is a blend of Champagne, gin, lemon juice and sugar (and therefore a close relation of the Tom Collins, in which the champagne is replaced by soda water). In the Dolce Vita, the Champagne is replaced by Prosecco, the lemon juice by lime, while a dash of redcurrant juice (or pomegranate when it’s in season) adds colour and a vitamin boost.


  • 5cl gin
  • 2cl lime juice
  • 3cl redcurrant or pomegranate juice
  • Prosecco for topping up
  • Crushed ice

Put the first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice cubes. Pour into a tumbler half-filled with crushed ice. Top up with Prosecco, stir with a bar spoon – then sit back and enjoy.

Photo © Roberto Salomone

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