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. Slideshow: More Great Champagne Cocktails 

Kathy Casey
January 2012

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Credit: © Lucas Allen

Recipe Summary

Yield:
makes 1 drink
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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