French 75

French 75 French 75

Rating: 5 (29 votes)

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Glass type: Champagne Glass

Taste: Fresh, Fruity, Sour, Sweet

Skill level: Average

Main spirit: Gin

Non-alcoholic alternative: Virgin Peach Margarita

Ingredients

How to mix

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake and strain into a chilled champagne glass. Top up with champagne. Garnish with lemon.

About this drink

The drink was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris - later Harry's New York Bar - by barman Harry MacElhone. The combination was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm field gun, also called a "75 Cocktail", or "Soixante Quinze" in French. The French 75 was popularized in America at the Stork Club in New York.

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