Classic Cocktails & Drinks With A Funky Twist

French 75

5 from 3 votes

Posted: 05/07/21

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When it comes to a refreshing and chic cocktail, this French 75 recipe takes the cake. Citrusy and invigorating, it brings its own sparkle to the party! It looks and tastes fancy, but can be made it minutes with ingredients you may already have in your kitchen!

two glasses of french 75 with lemon twist and champagne

The duo of champagne and gin, alongside a splash of lemon and sweet addition of simple syrup make it quite obvious why this cocktail is a classic. It is perfect for your next event or celebration, or even just a simple Tuesday evening at home. This French 75 is just the spirit to wow crowds at any gathering but won’t break the bank. 

pouring champagne into a glass of french 75 with lemon twist

French 75 Ingredients

This citrusy, refreshing French 75 cocktail is so easy to make. And you won’t have to search high and low for ingredients. In fact, you probably have them in your kitchen right now! Here’s what you need:

  • Good, strong, old fashioned Gin. Bombay Saphier is the best Gin for a French 75. It’s also wonderful in this Gin Fizz recipe.
  • Some fresh lemon juice (or a little from a bottle works just fine)
  • Simple Syrup Use my easy recipe and you’ll be able to dream up millions of recipes with it.
  • Chilled, refreshing Champagne, any kind you like. Try it in this Grapefruit Champagne Cocktail or this Lemon Champagne Cocktail.
two glasses of french 75 with lemon twist, shaker, and champagne

How to Make a French 75 Recipe

If you’ve got a few minutes, you’ll have just enough time to make this yummy cocktail! Simply combine the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Next, give it a good shake, combining all that delicious flavor. Then, pour into champagne flutes. Finally, top with refreshing bubbly and give it a gentle stir.

How to Serve

We love to serve (and enjoy!) our French 75’s in champagne flutes and garnish with a lemon twist.

making a french 75 cocktail with shaker, glass and lemon twist

French 75 Cocktail Variations

A classic French 75 is made with gin and Champagne, but it’s also delicious with cognac, vodka or St. Germain. Or don’t be afraid to experiment with extra flavor, like this Orange 75 Cocktail. Instead of simple syrup, try adding this Honey Syrup!

Other Champagne Drinks

two glasses of french 75 with lemon twist and champagne
two glasses of french 75 with lemon twist and champagne
5 from 3 votes

French 75

Serves: 1 cocktail
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 3 minutes
Total: 3 minutes
This French 75, with its easy to find ingredients, is the delicious gin and champagne cocktail you are looking for!


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces champagne


  • Mix the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup together in a shaker and shake with ice.
  • Strain into glass.
  • Top with champagne.
Course: Drinks
two glasses of french 75 with lemon twist and champagne

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Lisa Longley has been creating great recipes for more than a decade. While it is too hard for her to pick her favorite cocktail, she is known to love our dirty martini.

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