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


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

How to Make French 52 Cocktail


  • 1Make 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.)
  • 2Add 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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