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.
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 I’m a huge fan of champagne cocktails for special occasions. Or days that end in y.
Dating back to the 1920’s, 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. To keep the cost down, swap out prosecco for champagne. Celebrating a special occasion? Break out the dom.
Whether you’re celebrating 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.
- 4 ounces gin
- 1/4 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.
Photography by Alejandro Photography // Recipe by The Lemon Bowl
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