The ultimate celebratory cocktail recipe, the French 75 cocktail is bright, refreshing, and effervescent. Made with just three simple ingredients including gin, champagne, and lemon juice.
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 a French 75?
Dating back to the World War I, it’s name was obtained from a French piece of artillery.
What are the primary ingredients in a French 75?
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.
The best garnish for a French 75 is a lemon peel and is easy to do. Just cut a lemon width wise in a circle and use a paring knife to cut as much as the pith.
Cost saving tips
Looking for a good cost alternative to providing champagne? Swap out the traditional champagne with Prosecco or cava.
Easy French 75 Cocktail Recipe
- 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.
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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
That is a GREAT tip!!! Thanks Terri!