French 75 drinks are a refreshing and zesty way to celebrate the season. This effervescent, vibrant, and incredibly simple lemon-infused gin and champagne cocktail.
The original French 75 is a delightfully chic cocktail that brings to mind jazz-era Paris. Serve this elegant beverage with some equally elegant small plates like baked brie or Caprese skewers.
Describe the French 75.
This bubbly cocktail recipe only calls for gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and either champagne, prosecco, or any other type of sparkling wine. A common substitution for the gin is cognac.
This classy beverage was created around the same time as the 75-millimeter field cannon, which was employed by the French troops in World War 1. To fully savor this martini and champagne hybrid cocktail, sip it slowly. It certainly lives up to its name!
Creating a French 75
Making a French 75 is simple. Since this drink is best served frozen, use a cocktail shaker.
- In an ice-filled shaker, combine the gin, syrup, and lemon juice. Shake vigorously until chilled.
- Pour into chilled champagne flutes, then top with your preferred sparkling wine.
- Serve after adding a lemon twist as a garnish.
As with any beverage, you can adjust the quantities based on your visitors’ preferences or the time of night!
Creating Simple Syrup
Don’t, under any circumstances, go out and buy simple syrup. It is really quick, simple, and affordable to create at home. One part sugar to one part water is all that is required.
- In a pot, combine one cup of water and one cup of granulated sugar.
- When sugar dissolves, heat.
- Place the chilled mixture in a plastic container or easy-pour glass for dispensing.
Simple syrup will last for several weeks if kept in the refrigerator. So basic, right?
Can French 75s Be Made in Large Quantities?
The majority or a portion of the ingredients can be mixed in advance, but the sparkling wine must be added right before serving. When you serve it, you don’t want all of the wonderful fizz to be gone.
Additionally, I advise making a pitcher of only the lemon juice and syrup if you don’t know your guests well so that you can add the higher proof spirits as needed.
Now put some ice in the champagne! You’ll be the talk of the party if French 75s are on the menu!
This effervescent, vibrant, and incredibly simple lemon-infused gin and champagne cocktail.
|five minutes to prepare
total time: 5 minutes
0 minutes for cooking
serving: 1 cocktail
- 2 ounces gin
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon simple syrup
- 4-5 ounces champagne or prosecco/sparkling wine
- Gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup should all be combined in a cocktail shaker. Shake to thoroughly cool.
- Top with prosecco or champagne and pour into a champagne flute.
- Serve right away after adding lemon zest as a garnish.
Calories: 244 | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 100mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg