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Thyme French 75

The thyme simple syrup in this French 75 perfectly compliments the floral notes from the gin and the fruitiness of the champagne. This is a fairly boozy cocktail, but you can use soda water or tonic in place of the champagne for a tamer drink.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail


Thyme French 75

  • 2 oz gin
  • .75 oz thyme simple syrup
  • .75 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 oz dry champagne
  • Sprigs of thyme and lemon wedges, for garnish

Thyme Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme


Thyme Simple Syrup

  • To make the thyme simple syrup, combine the sugar, water, and thyme in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and let the thyme simple syrup infuse until it's completely cool. Remove and discard the thyme sprigs. Store in a jar in the fridge.

Thyme French 75

  • In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Add ice, and shake for about 30 seconds, or until the outside of the cocktail shaker is frosty. Strain into a champagne glass. Top with champagne, tonic, or soda water. Slap a sprig of thyme against the palm of your hand to release the oils. Garnish the cocktails with thyme and lemon wedges.


Prosecco is a great alternative if you want a sweeter drink. For a less boozy drink, go with sparkling water.


Serving: 1cocktailCalories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 18.9gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 20mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.5gCalcium: 6mg
Keyword champagne, citrus, cocktails, thyme
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