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Low-Calorie Herbal French 75

By December 14, 2017Recipes
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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.

Herbal French 75

Herbal French 75

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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.

Category Alcohol, Beverage
Compliance Level Kickstart
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1
Author Jenna Gruttadauria


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ounce powdered stevia
  • 6 rosemary sprigs
  • 1.5 ounces gin
  • Juice from half grapefruit
  • Prosecco


Rosemary Syrup Directions:

  1. Bring 1 cup of water and stevia to a boil.
  2. Turn down heat, add rosemary sprigs, and simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let rosemary infuse with syrup until your desired flavor is achieved (minimum 30 minutes).

French 75 Directions:

  1. In a champagne flute (or similar glass) combine gin, 1/2 ounce of rosemary syrup, and juice from half a grapefruit. Stir to combine.
  2. Fill the remainder of the glass with Prosecco.
  3. 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.

Jenna Gruttadauria
Jenna is a wine-drinking, jewelry-making, dog-loving, snowboarding, running, beach-going, fun-loving soul whose heart beats for the city.

With an unshakeable entrepreneurial spirit and unrivaled work ethic, Jenna spent years working in the restaurant industry, developing her love of food and wine. Inspired by the king of all concrete jungles, New York, Jenna started her own successful fashion business, which moved her to the sunnier skies of Los Angeles, California.

A once self-proclaimed foodie who could never give up bread or cheese, she’s now welcomes the healthy, clean living lifestyle that California and the WLC make so easy. And she loves to take the recipes of her former life and transform them into healthier versions.