How to Recreate Hotel Valley Ho’s French 75 Facial at Home

Photo: Hotel Valley Ho
Photo: Hotel Valley Ho

Spa Director Josh Bredimus of VH Spa at Hotel Valley Ho is sharing how to recreate their new French 75 Facial at home, a spa-like experience inspired by the classic fizzy cocktail. And what’s a cocktail-inspired facial without the tasty concoction to sip alongside it? Keep reading for easy recipes for both.

French 75 Facial

Slip into a state of complete self-care by mixing ½ cup granulated sugar, juice from half a lemon, 2 oz. coconut oil, and a dash of lemon zest. Mix all the ingredients together until a consistent texture is formed. This delightful lemon-sugar scrub can be applied to both body and face in the shower, leaving skin feeling as fresh as just-picked citrus.

Tip: To really channel the fizziness of a French 75, add your favorite bath bomb to the tub for an effervescent experience.

French 75 Cocktail

Combine 2 oz. gin, ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice, and ¾ oz. simple syrup in a shaker, fill with ice, and shake. Strain into a flute and top with 2 oz. of pre-chilled Champagne (or brut sparkling wine), then garnish with a lemon twist.⁠

Tip: A good French 75 is shaken until the outside of the shaker is very cold.

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