Are you a fan of gin and champagne? Just think if you’d combine these two classics and create the French 75 cocktail, what miracle will be born! This popular cocktail is surprisingly refreshing and will force you to rediscover again and again. This super easy and sparkling drink is the life of every party and joyous occasion. The drink is created first in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris—later Harry’s New York Bar—by barman Harry MacElhone.
The drink gets its name from the French 75-mm field gun, which was commonly used in World War I. Just garnish this citrusy with a strip of lemon zest and experience the magic!
- 1-ounce gin
- ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
- ½ ounce simple syrup (recipe follows)
- 2 – 3 ounces Champagne (or any other sparkling wine)
- Garnish: lemon peel or lemon twist
- Pour the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake until well-chilled.
- Strain into a Champagne glass.
- Top it with Champagne.
- Garnish with a lemon twist or a strip of lemon zest if you like.
- Enjoy and serve the drink while it’s cold!