Looks can be Deceiving

Light, refreshing and elegant, the French 75 may look like a weak cocktail from the outside, but don’t let the looks fool you. After all the cocktail is named after the French 75mm field gun that was used during World War 1. So this drink definitely packs a punch!

The Origin Story

The origin of this cocktail can be traced back to the 19th century and was an adaptation of an older cocktail known as the Champagne Cup, Which is Champagne, sugar and lemon juice. Just add gin and you now have the modern day French 75.

In fact that’s exactly what Charles Dickens was said to have served when he was entertaining guests back in 1867. Once again: it’s an old, old drink.

Many older recipes also make this drink with Cognac, but today we’ll be making a French 75 with gin:

How to Make a French 75 Cocktail


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French 75

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  • 1 oz Gin
  • 0.75 oz Lemon Juice
  • 0.25 oz Simple Syrup
  • 5 oz Champagne


  • Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to a shaker filled with ice and shake to chill and dilute.
  • Fine strain into a champagne flute glass.
  • Top with sparkling wine.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist.