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!
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.