Gin, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Champagne, Lemon Zest
- Ice Cubes
- 1 Part 30 ml 1 oz Gin
- ½ Part 15 ml ½ oz Lemon Juice
- ½ Part 15 ml ½ oz Simple Syrup
- 1 Spiral 1 Spiral 1 Spiral Lemon Zest
How to mix
Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake and strain into a champagne glass. Top up with champagne. Garnish with a lemon zest.
Story about French 75
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.