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French 75 Cocktail

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A French 75 is a classic Champagne cocktail. With gin, champagne and lemon juice it is a bright bubbly drink that is perfect for celebrating!

If you’re looking for an elegant cocktail to celebrate just about anything: weddings, anniversaries, holidays, you name it, this French 75 Cocktail should be at the top of your list. It’s light, fresh and bubbly. And is the perfect way to say cheers.

The French 75 Cocktail dates back to the first World War. It got its name from the 75mm Howitzer Field Gun used by the French and Americans during the war. When it comes to flavor, this cocktail is very similar to a Tom Collins only instead of club soda, this drink has Champagne.

Which I think, makes it a bit more fun!

What ingredients do you need to make a French 75 cocktail?

Overhead photo of French 75 ingredients.

CHAMPAGNE: Prosecco would work just as well I think!

GIN: Use whichever is your favorite!

LEMON JUICE: Fresh squeezed is going to be the best.

LEMON PEEL: A lemon peel twist is the classic garnish of a French 75.

SIMPLE SYRUP: To add a touch of sweetness.

ICE

How to make a French 75:

You’ll need a cocktail shaker for this recipe but other than that no special equipment needed! It’s really easy to make!

In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, combine lemon juice, gin and simple syrup. Shake until cold, about 20 seconds. Pour mixture into a champagne flute. Top with champagne and a lemon twist. Serve.

If you like this cocktail, check out these other beverages that are perfect for celebrating!

Poinsettia Cocktail

Champagne Margarita

Blackberry Ombre Cocktail from The Cookie Rookie

Peppermint Patty Drink

French 75 Cocktail

A French 75 is a classic Champagne cocktail. With gin, champagne and lemon juice it is a bright bubbly drink that is perfect for celebrating!
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Calories 145 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 – 3 ounces champagne
  • Ice
  • 1 whole lemon

Instructions
 

  • In a cocktail shaker combine ice, gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake until cold, about 20 seconds.
  • Pour cocktail into champagne flutes and top with champagne and a lemon twist.

Notes

Nutrition information for estimation purposes only. 

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 24mgPotassium: 326mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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Des

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Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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