No-A.B.V. French 75
Pull out your finest coupe or Nick and Nora glass for this tart, nonalcoholic take on the French 75, ideal for nondrinkers and those taking a night (or week, or month, or year) off drinking. The key to the drink’s complexity is in the sweet bay-peppercorn shrub, a rich-in-flavor, make-ahead base that lasts, stored in the refrigerator, up to one month.
- Serves: 1 person
- 1ounce Sweet Bay-Peppercorn Shrub
- ½ounce fresh lemon juice
- 3dashes orange bitters (optional; see Tip)
- 2ounces soda water
- 1ounce dry tonic water
- Lemon twist
Step 1In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine the Sweet Bay-Peppercorn Shrub, lemon juice and bitters, if using. Cover and shake until well chilled. Strain into a Nick and Nora or coupe glass, and top with soda water and tonic. Finish with the lemon twist.