clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
French 75 cocktail

French 75 Cocktail

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


The French 75 is a classic cocktail made with gin and lemon. It’s sophisticated and perfect for celebrations of all kinds!


  • 1 1/2 ounces* gin
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice (plus lemon twist garnish, optional)
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 ounces champagne (about 1/2 glass)**


  1. Make the lemon twist garnish, if using.
  2. Place the gin, lemon juice, and syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake 15 seconds until cold. Strain the liquid into a champagne flute. (You can also pour these ingredients right into the flute, but the classic method is to use a cocktail shaker. If desired, shake up to 4 drinks at one time.)
  3. Top off the glass with champagne. Garnish and serve.
  4. Party variation for 8 servings: In a pitcher, stir together 1 1/2 cups gin, 3/4 cup lemon juice, and 1/2 cup simple syrup and refrigerate until serving (or stir with 1 handful of ice, then discard the ice). When serving, add 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) gin mixture to each glass with 3 ounces champagne.


*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

**You’ll get 8 drinks per 1 bottle of champagne. Make it non-alcoholic by using non-alcoholic sparkling wine and substitute and tonic water with a few dashes of cocktail bitters for the gin.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: French 75, French 75 Recipe, French 75 Cocktail, French 75 Drink