Easy French 75 Cocktail

Yay or Nay?

The ultimate celebratory cocktail recipe, the French 75 is bright, refreshing, and effervescent. Made with just three simple ingredients including gin, champagne, and lemon juice.

French 75 Cocktail

When it comes to cocktails, I like them citrus-forward, effervescent, and well-balanced (read: not too sweet.) Prosecco is my drink of choice when I go out with girlfriends or have a date-night in with my husband, so it’s no surprise that it’s on my Friendsgiving menu this year!


What is French 75?

Dating back to the World War I, obtaining it’s name from a French piece of artillery, French 75 is a classic cocktail made with just three simple ingredients: gin, lemon juice and champagne. You can add simple syrup to sweeten but I don’t think the drink needs it.

Hosting a large group for Friendsgiving this year? Cost Savings Tip: Swap out the traditional champagne with Prosecco or cava. Celebrating a special occasion? Break out the dom.

champagne being poured into a glass

Whether you’re celebrating Friendsgiving, ringing in the new year, hosting a girl’s night in or enjoying a cozy evening with someone you love, one thing is for sure: bubbles make life a little sweeter.

Need more Friendsgiving inspiration? Sabra wants to help you bring your friends together for an unforgettable Friendsgiving. Visit their Pinterest board for recipes, décor, ideas and more inspiration here.


champagne being poured into a glass

Easy French 75 Cocktail

Yay or Nay?
The ultimate celebratory cocktail recipe, the French 75 is bright, refreshing and effervesacent. Made with just three simple ingredients including gin, champagne and lemon juice.  
PREP: 5 mins
TOTAL: 5 mins
Servings: 1


  • 4 ounces gin
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 8 ounces champagne or prosecco
  • simple syrup to taste (optional)


  • Fill four champagne flutes with one ounce gin and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Top each glass with two ounces champagne and sweeten to taste with simple syrup if you wish. 


Serving: 1glassCalories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 2.4gProtein: 0.1gSodium: 2mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.4g
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2 thoughts on “Easy French 75 Cocktail”

  1. Made this today, YUM! I would suggest putting gin and lemon juice in a shaker with ice or have it chilled so it doesn’t bring down temp of champagne. Will definitely be making these again

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