French 75

French 75The combination of gin, lemon juice, and Champagne brings out the best in each. The French 75 is a WWI era cocktail that’s tart, refreshing, herbal, and effervescent.

French 75

2 ounces gin
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons sugar
Champagne or sparkling wine

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add gin, lemon juice, and sugar, and shake until well chilled,. This will take about 15 seconds. Strain into a champagne flute.


Top with the champagne or sparkling wine.

Stir gently, and garnish with a long, thin lemon spiral.



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