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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

Description

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


Ingredients

Scale
  • 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)**

Instructions

  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.

Notes

*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

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