French 75 Recipe

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French 75 Recipe

We've all been there. You receive a bottle of sparkling wine as a gift and it's fair to say you're less than impressed. If that's you, you might be looking for a quick and easy cocktail to transform your fizz into a sweet and zesty delight. The bonus is, it's a super simple recipe with just 4 ingredients, so it's the perfect quick win to impress guests. Gin AND fizz?! In one cocktail?! Hell yes to that. The classic French 75 brings two of our favourite bevs together in one drink, and you can swap champagne for any sparkling wine.

The French 75 is a classic, a drink that dates back to World War I. How's this for a fun fact? The cocktail is named after a 75 millimetre wartime field gun - but hey, we know you're not here for a history lesson. Keep reading for how to make the iconic cocktail. 

Prep time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1
Nutrition: 160 Calories



  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 ounces Champagne (or whatever sparkling wine!)
  • Lemon peel twist to garnish


  1. Add your gin, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup to your cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. 

  2. Strain into a Champagne flute. 

  3. Top with the Champagne. 

  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.


 Category: Drinks | Cuisine: French