Welcome to our Whole Life Challenge-compliant cocktail series from professional bartender Jenna Gruttadauria. Jenna practiced mixology at some of the most well-known bars and clubs in New York City before joining the Whole Life Challenge team. Now, she enjoys using her knowledge to make healthier versions of classic cocktails.
This classic cocktail has been around since World War I, allegedly getting its name from a Parisian bartender who compared the punch this drink delivers to that of a gun used during the war by the French and American armies called the 75mm Howitzer field gun. I like to add my own “punch” to this classic drink with a fun herbal twist.
Low-Calorie Herbal French 75
This classic cocktail has been around since World War I. I like to add my own “punch” to this classic drink with a fun herbal twist.
- 1 cup water
- 1 ounce powdered stevia
- 6 rosemary sprigs
- 1.5 ounces gin
- Juice from half grapefruit
Rosemary Syrup Directions:
Bring 1 cup of water and stevia to a boil.
Turn down heat, add rosemary sprigs, and simmer for a few minutes.
Remove from heat and let rosemary infuse with syrup until your desired flavor is achieved (minimum 30 minutes).
French 75 Directions:
In a champagne flute (or similar glass) combine gin, 1/2 ounce of rosemary syrup, and juice from half a grapefruit. Stir to combine.
Fill the remainder of the glass with Prosecco.
Garnish with rosemary sprig.
Note: We are not saying that alcohol is “healthy” to consume. (More on that here.) We are acknowledging that there are times we inevitably make the choice to imbibe (and we include ourselves in that “we”), and that there are better and worse ways to go about drinking alcohol when it comes to our health. Our goal is to empower you with lower-sugar, lower-calorie, still-fabulous recipes for these times.