French 75

French 75 recipe
Photo: Bryan Gardner
Total Time:
5 mins

The French 75 cocktail dates back to 1915 and was an invention born from necessity. The usual mixer, soda water, was in short supply due to the war, so the French started topping their gin with readily available Champagne instead and voila! It was an instant classic. Nowadays, we can raise our glasses to this light and easy spritz on both special and everyday occasions alike.


  • 1 ounce gin

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon Simple Syrup

  • Ice

  • Champagne, chilled


  1. Place gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake until cold, about 10 seconds. Strain into a flute; add champagne to fill. Repeat as desired.

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