French 75

Many believe this drink was devised by American soldiers in World War I hankering for a Tom Collins. They had gin and lemons but no soda, so they used what was at hand: Champagne. The result was named for the French-made 75-millimeter guns used in the war.

  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • Ice
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 4 ounces chilled brut Champagne

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, lemon juice and Simple Syrup and shake well. Strain into a chilled flute and stir in the Champagne.

Contributed By Photo © Lucas Allen Published January 2012

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