Recreate a swanky spa experience at home with Hotel Valley Ho’s French 75 Facial and Cocktail.
VH Spa for Vitality + Health at Hotel Valley Ho in Old Town Scottsdale is known for its hip vibe and hypnotic spa services. Case in point, their cocktail-inspired French 75 Facial is 60 minutes of blissful facial botanicals topped off with a fizzy firming mask. It’s best finished with a refreshing French 75 Cocktail at the hotel’s Zuzu eaterie. How do you create this slice of loveliness at home? Easy, thanks to this home spin provided by Hotel Valley Ho’s generous team.
First, the French 75 Facial!
Gather up these ingredients:
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- juice from half a lemon
- 2 oz. coconut oil
- dash of lemon zest
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until a consistent texture is formed. Apply this delightful lemon-sugar scrub to both body and face in the shower, leaving skin fresh and glowing.
Next, the Fizzy Bath.
Next, add your favorite fizzy bath bomb to the tub for the effervescence that defines the French 75 experience. (We love this set from Bath Bomb Set from Better than a Boyfriend.) Before you hop in the bath, be sure to mix up the classic cocktail to sip as you soak.
And finally, the French 75 Cocktail.
A good French 75 is shaken until the outside of the shaker is very cold.
Here’s what you need:
- 2 oz. gin
- ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
- ¾ oz. simple syrup
- Champagne or brut sparkling wine
- Lemon twist
Combine the ingredients in the shaker, fill with ice, and shake. Strain into a flute and top with 2 oz. of pre-chilled Champagne or sparkling wine, then garnish with a lemon twist. Cheers!
VH Spa for Vitality + Health is located at Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main Street in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more info, call 480.421.7777 or visit hotelvalleyho.com. Planning a visit? Read our review of VH Spa for Vitality + Health at Hotel Valley Ho.
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