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The French 75 Cocktail origin dates back to World War I where an early form was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris 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.

The recipe of the French 75 is very similar to another popular cocktail, the Tom Collins with Champagne replacing carbonated water.

This recipe includes Sugar Syrup – check out our recipe on how to make your own!


French 75 Cocktail Recipe

  1. Pour the Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup and Gin into a cocktail shaker then fill up with ice.
  2. Shake well then strain into a champagne flute. Top up with Champagne (or you can use Prosecco as we did), and leave to settle (as it will bubble up).
  3. Once the bubbles have died down fill up with some more Champagne/Prosecco.
  4. Swirl gently with a cocktail stirrer then garnish with a strip of lemon zest.
  5. Then Sip & Enjoy!
Gin2 x shots (50ml)2.00£0.90
Lemon Juice1/2 shot (10ml)0.00£0.01
Sugar Syrup 1/4 x shot (5ml) 0.00£0.08
Champagne / ProseccoTo Top Up0.34£0.47
90ml2.34£1.46 ($1.87* €1.73*)

*Based off Open Exchange Rates from GBP total.