The French 75 is little Gin sour charged with Champagne to create an iconic, crisp and refreshing little cocktail that always makes you feel special. With Gin, bubbles and Champagne, the French 75 packs a punch that’s bigger than it looks. In fact, the name of the drink comes from the French army’s 75” field gun. They were the pride of France during the First World War. Read More
The recipe and name had a few renditions before we end up with the drink, we know today in print in 1927, then solidified into cocktail history by being included in The Savoy Cocktail Book of 1930.
Some early versions called for Cognac, and to be honest, if you fancy a change Cognac works beautifully here in place of Gin. In the same way a Cognac Collins or Sidecar are both delicious alternatives to the Tom Collins and White Lady.
- 30 ml GIN (2 parts)
- 15 ml FRESH LEMON JUICE (1 part)
- 10 ml RICH SIMPLE SYRUP (2/3 part)
- 75 ml CHAMPAGNE or SPARKLING WINE (5 parts)
How to make it
- 1 – Add Gin, lemon and sugar to a cocktail shaker.
- 2 – Fill shaker with ice.
- 3 – Shake hard and fast.
- 4 – Fine strain into glass.
- 5 – Top with Champagne (Sparkling wine).
- 6 – Garnish and Serve.
Shopping list calculator
|Fresh Lemon Juice||0||0||ml|
|Rich simple syrup||0||0||ml|
As always, don’t forget to show us what you made by tagging us!
@Candra_Drinks #MakeBetterDrinks #CandraDrinks