The French Filly
Elise Cordell - Pernod Ricard
Cocktail Name: "The French Filly"
Bartender: Elise Cordell - Pernod Ricard
I wanted to do a take on a French 75, which is often a signature cocktail for Maison Mumm because it’s incredibly versatile. My goal here was to marry some of the flavors of the Oaks Lily with a French 75, leaning into the traditions of Oaks Day by using G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon Rosé and complimenting it with the complex flavors of the Rabbit Hole Bespoke Gin. Lemon juice keeps the cocktail bright and fresh, while the orange liqueur nods to the traditional Oaks Lily and adds a bit of richness to the flavor profile. The cranberry simple syrup also nods to the Oaks Lily, and adds a bit of tart (or crunchy) fruit, which is reminiscent of the aromas of the champagne. The combination of botanicals, citrus, and effervescence makes for a delicious afternoon.
1.5 oz. Rabbit Hole Bespoke Gin
- 0.5 oz. Cranberry Simple Syrup
- 0.5 oz. Lemon Juice
- 0.5 oz. Orange Liqueur
- 2-3 oz. G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon Rosé, NV
- Garnish with Lemon Wheel
- Glassware: White Wine Glass or Tulip Shaped Champagne Glass
Build all ingredients except for the champagne in a shaker tin over ice. Cover, and shake vigorously until you can feel the chill in the tin, and strain into a white wine glass/champagne tulip. Pour G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon Rose to taste (between 2-3oz), garnish, and enjoy!
Cranberry Simple Syrup
Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar is dissolved, careful to not let it boil over.
Add 1.5 cups of fresh or frozen cranberries, and simmer until they start to plump and split.
Remove from heat and cool to room temp, then strain to remove cranberries and discard. You can store the syrup in the fridge for 3 weeks.
Can also substitute that for cranberry juice and traditional simple syrup