French 52 Cocktail

Renée G.


This isn't my recipe - I stumbled across it on line but a few have asked that I post it as a recipe so it can be pinched - ya go.

Prep time does not include cooling time for the wine syrup.


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5 Min
5 Min
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    1 cup sauvignon blanc or other dry white wine
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    1 cup sugar
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    1 sprig fresh rosemary
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    2 sprigs fresh thyme
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    3 strips grapefruit peel (a little attached pith is fine)

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    1 ½ ounces gin
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    1 ounce wine syrup
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    1/2 ounce lemon juice
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    1/2 ounce grapefruit juice
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    2 dashes citrus or orange bitters
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    2 ounces prosecco or other dry sparkling wine, to top
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    1 grapefruit twist, for garnish

How to Make French 52 Cocktail


  1. Make the wine syrup: Add all ingredients for the syrup to a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat, stirring often, until sugar is dissolved and syrup starts to bubble a little (about 5 minutes). Allow to cool to room temperature. Strain and refrigerate. (I'm guessing this stuff will keep a few weeks in the fridge.)
  2. Add all ingredients except the Prosecco and the garnish to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until very cold. Fine strain into a chilled flute or coupe. Top with Prosecco, garnish with the twist, and serve.

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About French 52 Cocktail

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American

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