French Harvest

French Harvest

The French Harvest was created by Denver-based writer Linnea Covington. It’s a fall-appropriate take on the French 75 (gin, lemon, sugar, Champagne) that features Nolet’s silver dry gin, simple syrup and lemon juice, but skips the Champagne. Instead, it finds bubbles by way of sparkling cider, giving the cocktail a welcome apple kick that you can appreciate during the holidays and colder months.


  • 1 1/2 ounces Nolet’s silver dry gin (Hendricks will work)
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • Le Brun organic cidre (or other dry sparkling cider), chilled, to top
  • Garnish: lemon twist (or red apple peel)


  1. Add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
  2. Strain into a Champagne flute.
  3. Top with the cider.
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.


Combining gin and cider with simple syrup and fresh citrus is almost good enough to have you forget the traditional Champagne version. May this cocktail ease you smoothly into the Fall!