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Passion Fruit French 75

There's no rule that says warm-weather cocktails must be served with tiny umbrellas. We updated this tiki-bar fave of simple syrup, gin, and sparkling wine with an unexpected garnish, a sprinkling of fruit seeds.

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  • Yield: Makes 1 cocktail, 1/3 cup simple syrup


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 ounce gin, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon passion fruit seeds and juice, preferably fresh (from 1 passion fruit)
  • 4 ounces sparkling wine, such as Champagne or Prosecco, chilled


  1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; let syrup cool in refrigerator.
  2. To assemble cocktail, pour 1/2 teaspoon simple syrup, gin, and passion fruit seeds and juice into an old-fashioned coupe or Champagne glass. Top off with sparkling wine; serve immediately. Reserve extra simple syrup for additional cocktails.

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