The French 75

French 75

French 75

Recipe by Melissa Nicholson Course: Uncategorized



Sometimes we need a drink that sounds and feels sophisticated, even if we are drinking it at home in our sweatpants. The French 75 fulfills that need. The cocktail is named after the French 75mm field gun, known for its kick and used in World War I. It’s simple to make with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and Champagne and is typically served in a Champagne flute


  • 1 1/2 oz gin

  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

  • 2 oz Champagne


  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  • Shake well and strain into a Champagne flute
  • Top with Champagne and stir
  • If you like a garnish, top the glass with a swirly lemon peel.


  • The French 75 is so simple to make and yields an elegant drink, perfect for summer days on the deck or springtime rainy days when you’re stuck inside.


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Bourbon stole my heart a few years ago when I had several opportunities to write about it. Food stole my heart when I was lucky enough to be raised by a mom who managed to make nearly everything from scratch when we were growing up.