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The French 75 Cocktail Recipe

Updated: Oct 18, 2022

The French 75 is named after a large 75mm field gun used by the French during World War One that consists of gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar, and quality Champagne.

French 75 Cocktail Recipe


  • 1 tbsp. of lemon juice

  • 1 tsp. of sugar syrup

  • 1 ¾ oz of gin

  • Champagne

  • Ice

  • lemon zest



Add the lemon juice, sugar syrup, and gin into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well until chilled and then strain into a champagne flute. Top with a little champagne, leave to settle as it will bubble up and then fill up with more champagne. Add a twist of lemon zest as a garnish.


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