The French 75 is a classic cocktail featuring gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne. It's a crowd-pleaser at just about any occasion, with a perfect balance of flavors and enough effervescence to keep things bright.
The French 75 takes its name from a famous WWI artillery piece (known as a field gun) that the French employed to great effect on the battlefield. It first appeared in 1927 in a New York humor magazine, and was picked up by the Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930. The rest, as they say, is history.
French 75 Ingredients
|1 oz gin|
|0.5 oz simple syrup|
|0.5 oz fresh lemon juice|
|4 oz chilled champagne|
How to make a French 75
- Add gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
- Strain into a champagne flute.
- Fill the rest of the glass with champagne.
- Garnish with a lemon twist.