French 75

French 75 Cocktail

Base Spirit: Brandy / Cognac, Gin

Type: Classics

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

About the French 75 Cocktail

Possibly named for a World War I field gun, this classic drink packs a wallop.

Ingredients in the French 75 Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz Gin or cognac
  • .75 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • .75 oz Simple syrup (one part water, one part sugar)
  • 1 oz Champagne or other sparkling wine

Garnish: Lemon peel

Glass: Champagne flute

How to make the French 75 Cocktail

Add all the ingredients except the Champagne to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and fine-strain into a Champagne flute. Top with the Champagne and garnish with a long ribbon of lemon peel.

Watch top mixologist Brooke Arthur make a proper French 75 in our How to Cocktail video.

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