Thirsty Thursday: The French 75

There are few things I like better  than a delicious champagne cocktail. I recently discovered the French 75, a potent little gem invented by a French WWI pilot who wanted to add an extra kick to his champagne. Soon it caught on with legendary drinkers F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, so you know when a Kir Royale just won't cut it, this is the classy drinkers' obvious choice.

French 75:
1 oz London Dry Gin (or Cognac)
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/4 oz simple syrup (or a bar spoon of fine sugar)
Champagne to fill the glass

Shake the lemon juice, sugar and gin (or Cognac) in a shaker full of ice, strain it into a cold glass, and top it off with chilled Champagne. (Note: the colder this cocktail is, the better it tastes)


  1. Sounds yummy. I don't even know what alcohol tastes like anymore lol. I haven't had it in like 2 and a half years.

  2. Adore these!
    Happy weekend hun xoxo

  3. sounds amazing; perfect for this weekend ;)

    Happy Friday!


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  4. I might just have to make one when I get home from work!

  5. Anonymous1/30/2012

    um yeah i saw a recipe for this cocktail in a magazine years ago and thought it sounded fabulous. so i made a WHOLE PITCHER. enter waking up at 3am with signs all over my body and photographic evidence of the drink's potency. hooray french 75.


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