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These French drinks, cocktails and liqueurs hail from France…with a few fun twists that are French in name only!


Want to be transported to France without leaving your doorstep? (We do.) Try these French drinks, cocktails, and liqueurs! There are loads of delicious ways to mix up drinks that hail from this beautiful country, from bubbly champagne cocktails to modern twists with French liqueurs. The list we’ve put together here features French drinks of a few major types:

  • Cocktails that were invented in France
  • Drinks that are traditionally consumed in country
  • Cocktails that are French in name only (like the French Gimlet or French Connection)
  • French liqueurs, invented in and manufactured in country

And now…French drinks, cocktails and liqueurs to try!

Want to add some French food?

Want to pair your French drinks with food that hails from this country? Here are a few delicious French recipes to pair:

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French 75 cocktail

12 French Drinks & Cocktails: French 75 & More!


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


  • 1 ½ ounces* gin
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice (plus lemon twist garnish, optional)
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 3 ounces champagne (about ½ 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.
  3. Top off the glass with champagne. Garnish and serve.


*To convert to ounces, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

More cocktail recipes

There are so many drinks to try outside of these Triple Sec cocktails! Here are 300+ cocktail recipes for every occasion:

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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