Une Soixante Quinze, S’ il Vous Plait..

The French 75

You know it’s going to rock your socks off when it’s named after a French 75 – mm field gun, which was used in World War 1, purely because of the kick it delivers.

Created in 1915 by bartender Harry MacElhone in Paris, this cocktail gained notoriety when it made it’s way to the Stork Club in New york. The “French 75” or the “75 cocktails” recipe was first recorded in 1930 in The Savoy Cocktail Book certifying its status as a true classic. 

Effervescent, tangy and slightly sweet, this drink is a nice beginning, or end to your night.


1 oz. gin
½ oz. simple syrup
½ oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
Brut Champagne or a dry sparkling white wine
Lemon twist, to garnish


Combine gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well chilled and strain into a glass. Top with Champagne and garnish with a lemon twist to serve.