French 75 Recipe

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French 75

  • Author: Ingrid Visockiene
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x


The French 75, with its elegant fusion of gin, fresh lemon juice, champagne, and a touch of sugar, is a timeless cocktail that epitomises sophistication.

Originating from World War I, France, this concoction got its name after the French 75mm field gun, symbolising this gin cocktail’s formidable impact.

I first sampled the delights of the French 75 several years ago whilst working in Nice, France, and have been a fan of its harmonious effervescence ever since.


  • 2 oz or 60 ml of London Dry Gin
  • 1/2 oz or 15 ml of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz or 15 ml of simple syrup
  • Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon twist for garnish


  1. Prep: Combine gin, lemon juice, and sugar syrup with ice in a shaker.
  2. Mix: Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
  3. Pour: Strain into a champagne flute and top with champagne.
  4. Stir: Gently stir to combine.
  5. Garnish: Complete with a lemon twist.


The choice of gin can significantly influence the taste of your French 75, and trying different gins allows you to personalise this classic drink.

A classic London Dry Gin adds a crisp, juniper-forward flavour with a touch of citrus, while an Old Tom Gin will create a sweeter, more nuanced cocktail.

  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Cocktail


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 202
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g

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