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two champagne glasses

The French 75 is pure Elegance in a Glass

  • Author: Kevin Mayfield
  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail 1x
  • Category: Classic Cocktails


This turn of the century cocktail never goes out of style and is a great alternative to a Champagne Cocktail.



1 ounce gin

1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

1-2 dashes of simple syrup

2-4 ounces of Champagne


  1. Add a scoop of ice to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour in gin, lemon juice and simple syrup and shake for about 20 seconds.
  3. Strain into a chilled Champagne flute and fill with Champagne.
  4. Add a lemon peel twist for garnish.


Even though you are mixing, use a quality Champagne. The taste of inferior spirits will come through.

I prefer a dry or brut champagne, as it will pair better with the botanical gin.

You can substitute Cognac for the gin (but then you are getting close to a Champagne Cocktail)

Keywords: French 75, Champagne drinks, New Years cocktails, French cocktails