The French 75 is a classic cocktail that has been around since World War I. It is a refreshing and bubbly drink that combines gin, lemon juice, sugar, and champagne.
To make a French 75, you typically start by shaking gin, lemon juice, and sugar with ice in a cocktail shaker. Then you strain the mixture into a champagne flute or coupe glass, and top it off with chilled champagne. Some people also like to garnish their French 75 with a lemon twist or a cherry.
The resulting cocktail is both tart and sweet, with a fizzy, champagne-induced effervescence that gives it a light and celebratory feel.
It's a great drink to serve at parties, or to enjoy as a pre-dinner or post-dinner drink.
- 60 ml gin
- 20 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
- teaspoon simple syrup
- 60 ml champagne or sparkling wine
- Lemon twist, for garnish (optional)
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
- Shake until well-chilled and strain into a chilled champagne flute or coupe glass.
- Top with champagne or sparkling wine.
- Give the drink a gentle stir.
- Garnish with a lemon twist, if desired.
Note: Simple syrup is made by dissolving equal parts sugar and water over low heat until the sugar is fully dissolved. Let it cool before using.