Blushing French 75 cocktail is low carb and super easy to make. From

Blushing French 75 Cocktail

This low carb French 75 cocktail is low-carb but you wouldn’t guess it from the taste. Sparkly and sweet with a tangy citrus flavor and a definite kick it has all of the charm of the original without the carbs.

For this cocktail you’ll need: gin, citron vodka, Aperol, diet 7-Up, and tangerine or lemon peel for garnish

If you’re in a hurry click here to go straight to the recipe.

This blushing French 75 cocktail is low-carb, sparkly, and full of bright citrus flavor. From

I was hoping that this cocktail would be sparkly and pink for Valentine’s Day but it wasn’t. The combination caused the Aperol to become sort of a coral color rather than the pink I was hoping for but no worries — it’s still really good. The Aperol and citron vodka lend this cocktail a citrus flavor while the Diet 7-Up adds sweetness and sparkle without adding calories and carbs. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other celebration.

I always feel funny posting a cocktail recipe. There’s normally just one glass so it looks a bit like I “might” have a problem. In reality I often end up pouring the cocktails out after my initial tasting because my husband doesn’t drink very much and if I drank all of the alcohol that I post on the blog… well there would be no use in me low-carbing, would there?

Following is a low-carb lifestyle is tough, especially when you feel like you are missing out on something. I do like to have a cocktail now and then and since I prefer the “girly” drinks those carbs can really add up. This pretty cocktail is slightly sweet, very bubbly, and has just a few carbs. You won’t want to drink it every week but once in awhile it’s fine.

Blushing French 75 Cocktail Is Low Carb and Perfect for Special Occasions

The French 75 is normally made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and champagne. I’ve exchanged Diet 7-Up for the champagne and sweetness and used citron vodka to give it that lemony flavor. Aperol gives it the orangey tang and the pretty blush color. I’d suggest a good gin — I prefer Citadelle.

This cocktail is a variation of the Tom Collins. I like to serve it in a champagne flute but a highball glass will work just as well.

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I just love champagne flutes.  They make anything you put into them so fancy.  I found these Libbey Catawba flutes glasses, which have to be the best deal out there for champagne glasses.  For a set of 12, when I break one (it’s just a matter of time, I’m so clumsy) I don’t worry as I have 11 more.  If you love making cocktails, this guide, The Low Carb Bartender is a great reference in how to make Keto cocktails.

Libbey Catawba Flute Glasses, Set of 12
Libbey Catawba Flute Glasses, Set of 12
The Low Carb Bartender
The Low Carb Bartender

Here’s that Blushing French 75 Recipe

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Blushing French 75 Cocktail

Course Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine French
Keyword cocktail, gin, vodka
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 259kcal
Author Marye Audet


  • 1 .5 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce vodka citron
  • 0.5 ounce Aperol
  • Diet 7-Up Ice 3 ounces
  • Tangerine wedge
  • Tangerine peel for garnish


  • Mix the gin, vodka, and Aperol in a shaker with ice.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into an on the rocks glass.
  • Top with Diet 7-Up.
  • Garnish with a squeeze of tangerine and a tangerine peel spiral.


These counts are an estimate.


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 36mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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4 thoughts on “Blushing French 75 Cocktail”

  1. 5 stars
    A French 75 is my favorite cocktail, but since going low-carb, it’s not one that I’ve enjoyed for awhile. I cant wait to try your version.
    By the way, I must tell you how lovely your blog is! One of the most elegant I’ve ever seen…beautiful job. Thank you for the creative recipes!

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