French 75 Recipe

French 75 Recipe

The French 75 is a classic cocktail that consists of gin, champagne, simple syrup, and lemon juice. The cocktail dates back to 1915 when it earned it’s name for packing a punch like a 75mm artillery gun from World War I. If that’s not the most badass reputation then I don’t know what is.

I use Prosecco for my version since it’s much cheaper and I can’t taste the difference anyway. Patty and I went to a prohibition cocktail bar in Nashua called ‘Codex’ that serves lot’s of awesome classic cocktails. It’s completely hidden from the outside and to enter, you have to walk through a hidden door that looks like a book case. It’s really cool. Anyway, that’s where we first tried the French 75. It’s an awesome summer cocktail that is light, fizzy, and crisp while still delivering a kick. The Prosecco also makes this floral cocktail a great addition to brunch. This is hands down my new favorite drink served in a champagne glass.

French 75 Recipe

French 75 Recipe
Serves: 1
 
  • 1½ ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 3 oz champagne or prosecco
  1. Combine the first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a champagne glass.
  2. Top with 3 oz of champagne or Prosecco and serve with a lemon peel.

Recipe credit: Epicurious

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