French 75

The French 75 is a wonderful champagne cocktail that can be made with either gin or cognac, and lemon or lime juice.
How to Make the Best French 75 Cocktail - Crafty Bartending


Serve your French 75 in a Flute glass

  • 1 oz gin (or cognac)
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Top with champagne (about 3 oz)

Garnish: lemon twist

Tools & Equipment

How to Make

  1. Add the first 3 ingredients to your shaker
  2. Shake hard for 10-15 seconds
  3. Fine strain into a flute glass
  4. Top with champagne
  5. Add the garnish


Most people believe that the French 75 is named after the 75mm field gun that was used by the French army during WWI, but in all honesty the history of the name is unknown. If you are a fan of the Mimosa, welcome the French 75 into your life as it’s boozier cousin.

French 75 Recipe with Cognac?

Although today, most French 75 recipes will call for gin, traditionally the cocktail was made with cognac. Regardless though, whether you choose gin or cognac, the cocktail will be a delight.

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