French 75 Cocktail Recipe is a bubbly combination that features the bright flavors of gin and lemon juice with a touch of sugar.
This is a delightful and refreshing drink for brunch instead of mimosas.
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Your measurements are 3-2-1-3 for the gin, lemon juice, syrup, champagne for this recipe. So that’s 3 parts gin, 2 parts lemon juice, 1 part simple syrup, and 3 parts champagne. (Although, you can add more or less champagne if you choose.) You can use that ratio for any quantity. Therefore, for one drink you can do 3 ounces gin, 2 ounces lemon juice, 1 ounce simple syrup, and 3 ounces champagne. For a pitcher, you can do 3 cups gin, 2 cups lemon juice, 1 cup simple syrup, and 3 cups champagne. Get it?
However, remember, the champagne will fizz so leave room in your glass for it to rise without overflowing.
FRENCH 75 COCKTAIL RECIPE
I like cocktail recipes like I like other recipes, simple. Even though this cocktail has a fancy name, it’s simple, easy, and with few ingredients. With only a few ingredients, you’ll want to make sure each ingredient is of good quality since each flavor shines through.
I recommend a ‘good’ gin for your French 75. I realize ‘good’ is subjective. However, I like Hendrick’s and Bombay.
French 75 is a cocktail made from gin, Champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. It is also called a 75 Cocktail, or in French simply a Soixante Quinze. The drink dates to World War I, and an early form was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris.
I also like to refrigerate all the liquid ingredients. By doing this your drink will be super cold and I love super cold drinks on hot, balmy days!
Before you squeeze, zest, muddle, or shake make your lemon twist or orange twist or lime twist! You’ll never get a nice twist from a lemon, lime, or orange that’s already been squeezed.
HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE SYRUP
Simple Syrup is an essential ingredient for many cocktails. It sweetens drinks without having the grit of granulated sugar. I stick with the basic 1:1 ratio of sugar to water.
- In a saucepan combine equal parts water and sugar.
- Heat over medium-high heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Cool to room temperature.
- Transfer the simple syrup to a glass storage container with a tight-fitting lid.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.
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- 3 ounces gin
- 2 ounces lemon juice I prefer fresh squeezed
- 1 ounce simple syrup recipe above.
- 3 ounces champagne more or less as desired
- Prepare your lemon twist.
- In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
- Shake well.
- Strain into an empty glass.
- Top with champagne, garnish with a lemon twist, and serve.
Oh, my gosh. I love this French 75 recipe! I am a big gin fan and the fresh citrus juice tastes amazing with a little fun bubbly too.
This sounds refreshing. I’ll have to give it a try.
I’ve never been a big gin drinker, but this is changing that!! I love the combination of everything. I’ll be mixing up a big batch of this for my next girls’ night!