No question, whisky and vodka shine as the his-and-her cocktail darlings of weddings, but gin is having a moment in the spotlight. Bartenders—like Cheers & Swizzles’ owner Mary Pinyan-Lauer—prove gin’s popularity spans everywhere from restaurant menus to stylish soirées.
What better way to toast a wedding than with a celebratory concoction like a French 75? Effervescent, crisp and a little sweet and sour. “French 75s—for weddings, I like to call them French Kiss 75s—are tasty, fun and festive,” Pinyan-Lauer says. She adds they can be served year-round, from holiday engagement parties to summertime Sunday brunches. Even better? Make it a local pour with Beehive Distillery’s Jack Rabbit gin.
Mary Pinyan-Lauer of Cheers and Sizzles’ offers up her recipe for a French Kiss 75.
• 1 ½ ounce of Beehive Jack Rabbit gin
• ½ ounce of simple syrup
• ½ ounce of lemon juice
Shake. Pour. Top with Prosecco. Garnish with lemon twist. Serve.