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French 75Cocktail Recipe

A thunderous accompaniment to New Year’s Eve. Named for a famously smooth French gun (the Canon de 75 modèle 1897), the French 75 is considerably more fun than its artillery namesake. Some say it was created by British soldiers in France in World War I and mixed in spent shell casings, but it was enjoyed (with a different name) by the Prince of Wales as far back as the 18th Century. It is essentially a Tom Collins where the soda is replaced with Champagne. Now contemplate that for a moment…yes, it is as good as it sounds.

French 75 CO
Flavours
Zesty, Refreshing
Occasions
Cocktail Parties & Scandalous Soirees, Feasts & Dinner Parties, The Cocktail Hour, Moments of Exquisite Irrelevance, Celebrations, Aperitif, Summer Refreshments, Romantic night in
Skills
Intermediate
Garnishes
Lemon Twist
Glass
Champagne Flute
Type
Shaken
Equipment
Shaker

How to make

  • Add gin, sugar and lemon to a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice, shake well and fine strain into a flute.
  • Top with champagne

Ingredients

  • 30 ml Hendrick's Gin
  • 10 ml Sugar Syrup
  • 10 ml Lemon Juice
  • Top with Champagne
Load up the 75s and prepare!