The Classic Cocktail You Didn't Know You Loved: How To Make A French 75

Tart, sweet, and bubbly. You can't go wrong with this cocktail.

1. Bubbles + Gin + Lemon=An Unexpected Kick

Also called the 75 Cocktail or Soixante Quinze in French, the French 75 was created during World War I in Paris at the New York Bar (now the famous Harry's New York Bar). A combo of gin, Champagne, lemon juice, and sugar, it was thought to have such a kick that it felt like being hit by the French 75mm field gun.

2. The perfect recipe

1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/2 ounce simple syrup

1 ounce gin

3 ounces Champagne

Garnish with lemon twist

Serve in champagne flute or champagne saucer

3. How to mix

Add lemon juice, gin, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.


Strain into your champagne flute or saucer. Top with Champagne and garnish with lemon twist.

4. To make your own simple syrup

Over low heat, warm 1 cup sugar in 1 cup water over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature before using.

If you don't use all of your syrup, it can be refrigerated for future use.


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