French 75 Champagne cocktail
A French 75 is an invigorating cocktail! It isn’t a particularly strong drink, and we feel it is refreshing and revitalising.
This drink is of French origin and named after the French 75-millimeter light field gun. Due to the portability of this gun and rate of fire it was the mainstay of the French army during the First World War. The cocktail was first called Soixante-Quinze, then 75 Cocktail and has evolved into the French 75.
It doesn’t get any more French than this as the main ingredient is Champagne with added gin, lemon juice with a dash of sugar syrup. It can be easily prepared in advance for a fancy party or a brunch. The Champagne is added just before serving!
We are often asked if the Champagne can be substituted with Cava or Prosecco. It is indeed possible, and we recommend choosing a dry sparkling wine to avoid too much sweetness.
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- 12.5 cl champagne
- 3 cl gin
- 1.5 cl lemon juice
- 1 cl sugar syrup
For the garnish
- 1 lemon swirl
- 1 cherry optional
- Pour the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup over ice in a glass and stir well.
- Top up with champagne and garnish.