French 75


Our first drink is a French 75. Originating in WWI, the name refers to the kick of French 75mm field gun.


  • 1.5 oz cognac (or gin)
  • 2 dashes simple syrup
  • .75 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz Champagne or dry sparking wine

Combine gin, syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled champagne glass. Top up with Champagne. Stir gently.

Using zester or paring knife, slice peel from lemon in long, thin spiral and garnish.

The verdict: Delicious! The French 75 is a classic for a reason. We all enjoyed this one.

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