The French 75
25ml Lemon Juice
7.5ml Simple Syrup or 1.5 Teaspoons Powdered Sugar
75ml Brut Champagne
1 Lemon Twist
Pour champagne into a champagne flute.
Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, cover, and shake for about 20 seconds (until the outside is very cold).
Strain slowly into a flute.
Garnish with lemon twist & enjoy!
THE FRENCH 75 HISTORY Story By Kevin Gray taken from Liquor.com
The French 75 is named for the fast-firing 75-millimeter field gun that was utilized by the French during World War One. Consisting of gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar, and Champagne, the drink is a lot friendlier than the name implies.
How it was invented, however, is less clear. It’s likely that the drink cannot be attributed to one person, and instead, was the simple product of experimentation. Discerning drinkers in the 19th and early 20th centuries were known to combine gin and Champagne, a duo well-suited to sugar and lemons. But when the combination was given the French 75 moniker, its fate was sealed as a classic.
Today the French 75 is a fixture in cocktail bars, but it’s also a fan-favorite during brunch. The effervescent drink offers a boozier kick than a Mimosa, while still providing ultimate refreshment before, during, and after your eggs Benedict. Whenever you choose to drink the French 75—and whichever spirit you choose as its base—this is one classic you’ll want to rediscover again and again.