French 75 Recipe

Gin, Champagne, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Lemon Twist
French 75

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
Lemon twist

How to make a French 75

  1. Add gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into a champagne flute.
  3. Fill the rest of the glass with champagne.
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.
French 75
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