Meyer Lemon-Cucumber French 75 Recipe

Meyer Lemon-Cucumber French 75 Recipe
Staff Writer
Shutterstock

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.

Read more about Classic New Orleans Cocktails for Mardi Gras.

1
Servings
170
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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

Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Calcium, Ca
3mg
0%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
5mg
1%
Sodium, Na
8mg
1%
Water
58g
2%

Lemon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lemon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.