Mixin’ it Up: The French 75

Mixin’ it Up: The French 75


The French 75 is a cocktail that got its start around the end of World War One. Today it is a favored classic that combines gin, sweet and sour, and champagne. It is believed to have been invented by a legendary bartender ( yet again ) by the name of Harry MacElhone, and came out of Paris after the war. The beverage was named after an artillery piece that was instrumental in the Great War. Now the beverage is instrumental in any great time. Here is how to make it:




  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • champagne to fill
  • lemon twist


Mixing It:

  • shake the gin, syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker
  • pour into a champagne flute
  • add the champagne to fill
  • garnish with the lemon twist

There you have it. Drink well my friends!

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