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Meyer Lemon-Cucumber French 75 Recipe

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Named after a piece of French heavy artillery used in WWI, this updated version uses the sweeter juice of the Meyer lemon next to the gentle greenness of fresh cucumber. I like to use Hendrick’s gin for this one to compliment the cucumber.

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Ingredients

  • 2 Ounces gin
  • 1 Ounce Meyer lemon juice
  • 1 bar spoonful of simple syrup
  • 4 Ounces champagne
  • 1 slice of cucumber
  • Lemon twist for garnish

Directions

In the bottom a mixing glass, gently muddle the cucumber, careful to keep it mostly intact. Add gin, Meyer lemon juice, simple syrup and ice. and Stir until chilled. Strain through a fine mesh tea strainer into a coupe glass, and top with champagne. Garnish with lemon twist.

Nutritional Facts
Servings1
Calories Per Serving266
Sugar6gN/A
Protein0.2g0.5%
Carbs10g3%
Vitamin A0.4µgN/A
Vitamin C11mg19%
Vitamin K2µg2%
Calcium20mg2%
Fiber0.1g0.5%
Folate (food)7µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)7µg2%
Iron0.4mg2%
Magnesium15mg4%
Niacin (B3)0.2mg0.8%
Phosphorus25mg4%
Potassium136mg4%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg6.4%
Sodium8mgN/A
Sugars, added4gN/A
Zinc0.3mg1.8%