How to Make a French 75

We love trying new drink recipes all of the time and this is how to make a French 75, one of those classic cocktails and timeless favorite.

The French 75 is cocktail made from gin, Champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. This drink was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris, by the barman Harry MacElhone. This drink was said to have such a kick it felt like being shelled with the French 75mm field gun also called the “75 cocktail.”  the French 75 became popular in America at The Stork Club, a nightclub from 1929 to 1965 located on 3 East 53rd Street.

French 75 Drink Recipe

  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp powered sugar
  • 2 oz of gin
  • 3 oz plus 1 Tbsp chilled champagne
  • Lemon peel

Shake the lemon juice, sugar, and gin with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a flute and top off with Champagne. Garnish with lemon peel.

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