This champagne cocktail is your new favorite New Year's drink
And its recipe comes straight from French 57, a hip new bar in Tel Aviv that combines soulful New Orleans style and local Israeli ingredients.
From Oron Lerner, owner of French 57 bar in Tel Aviv:
This drink is obviously based on the French 75 cocktail, which is traditionally made from Cognac or gin, champagne, lemon juice and sugar. But at our bar, we are always finding new ways to combine New Orleans style and recipes with local, Israeli ingredients. That's where the mango comes in, and the habanero, and our best Israeli bubbling wine. All of these are sourced from the producer/farmer at the peak of their season. We call this the Madame 57.
- 30 milliliters Plymouth gin infused with roasted mango*
- 15 milliliters mango syrup
- 15 milliliters lime
- Dash of orange bitters
- Dash of salt water
- Dash of habanero, pineapple and thyme tincture (just vodka infused with those ingredients in a nitro-canister)
Combine all ingredients, shake (don't stir!), and top with your favorite champagne.
*French 57 uses its own blend of Plymouth gin infused with roasted mango. If this isn't in your wheelhouse, simply use original Plymouth gin.