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French 75 Recipe
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French 75

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"A classic, hard-hitting refresher with Champagne and gin. "

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    3 mins

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  1. Chill cocktail shaker and glass (champagne flute or collins glass) in the freezer. Add ice to shaker. Pour gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice into shaker. Shake well. Fill chilled glass half full of ice, then strain cocktail into the glass. Top with champagne and garnish with a lemon slice.
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  • Cook's Note
  • Don't skimp on the ice or skip the chilling. This drink was meant to be served COLD.

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Apr 01, 2011

I have always used what I was told was the original recipe: 2 oz. Cognac 1 oz. simple syrup (or 2 tsp. superfine sugar) 1 oz. lemon juice Brut Champagne or other dry sparkling wine In aviation circles, the legend is that this drink was created by Raoul Lufbery in WW1 when he was a member of the Lafayette Escadrille and commanded the 94th Aero Squadron. The name comes from the French 75mm artillery piece that had a kick like a mule. When making this, use a good quality Cognac (VSOP) and a good Brut Champagne and hold on to your chair when you try to get up...

Dec 28, 2010

Well, now that I'm awake from my nap I can review the recipe!----I think this recipe is completely dependant on the champagne you use. Using a brut, it's definitely not sweet so be aware of that. I liked it but don't know that I'd make it again, just not a "knock your socks off" recipe (but a "knock you out" recipe!). :) A great way to use up a bottle of champagne leftover from mimosas at breakfast.


6 Ratings

Feb 18, 2011

Like another reviewer had said; the French 75 is meant to be made with a Brut (dry champagne) and gin. This is not likely to be for the sweet cocktail drinker. If the drinker would like it to be sweet, I advise that you use a Sec. I enjoyed it! Refreshing, reminiscent of lemonade, crisp, and definitely "hard-hitting!" Enjoy, and let the good times roll!

Aug 23, 2014

I'm a fan. Through and through. Tweak it to your personal taste...but my family, friends and myself love it as is. Dreamy.

Jul 13, 2014

I'm drinking one now.... i'm not a big champagne fan, but that said i'm enjoying this... the gin gives it punch and the lemon gives it bite.... only wish i had the cherry at the bottom... i floated a lemon in it and poured the ice from the shaker into's keeping it colder and tastes better.. also i'm using a white wine glass because a flute was too small for ice..

Jul 15, 2013

As written, I found the gin a bit overpowering, but then again, I've never been a huge fan of the flavor of gin. Cutting the amount of gin by about half made the drink perfect for me.


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  • Calories
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 14 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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