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French 75

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


This classic French 75 cocktail recipe is made with champagne, gin, fresh lemon juice, and lightly sweetened with sugar (or honey) simple syrup.


  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (see recipe below)
  • 2 ounces chilled dry champagne
  • lemon twist


  1. Combine the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup together in a cocktail shaker with a few pieces of ice.  Cover with a lid and vigorously shake for a few seconds to combine.
  2. Strain the mixture into a champagne flute and top with champagne.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with a lemon twist if desired.


To make simple syrup, bring equal parts water and sugar (or honey) to a boil in a small saucepan (or in the microwave), and whisk for about 30 seconds or until the sweetener has dissolved.  Remove from heat and refrigerate to cool.

Here’s a video tutorial for how to make a lemon twist.