The French 75 is a cocktail made from gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. It dates back to World War I, and an early form was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris, later Harry's New York Bar by Harry MacElhone.

French 75

  • 1 oz. Gin (chilled)

  • 1/2 oz. Lemon juice

  • 1/2 oz. Simple syrup

  • 3 oz. Champagne (chilled)

French 75



Combine gin, juice, and syrup in a shaker tin. Add ice, shake until chilled, and strain into a chilled champagne flute. Add Champagne and stir gently. Garnish with a lemon twist.

The French 75 Cocktail

Trivia: The French 75 is named for the fast-firing 75 millimeter field gun that was utilized by the French during World War I.


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Scott Gardner, shaking a mean cocktail, and looking good!
Scott Gardner, shaking a mean cocktail, and looking good!

Hi, I'm Scott Gardner, your mindful mixologist. While I am not a professional bartender, I have made well over two hundred different and unique cocktails, and invented over fifteen original drinks, including my famous European Vacation, Muzetta's Waltz, and The Cherry Bella, all of which can be found in my book, Lock it, Flip it, Kick it & Shake!

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