Cocktail: French 75

French 75

One of our favourite gin cocktails, the gorgeously refreshing and bubbly French 75. The drink is said to be named after a 75mm gun used in the first World War; it has such a kick, that it was once said it felt like being hit by the weapon!

This is one of Hernö Gin's (our July 2015 Gin of the Month) favourites too, and we can confirm this recipe works beautifully with the gin.

French 75 gin and prosecco cocktail

Image: Hernö Gin

Ingredients:

30ml gin
15ml lemon juice
15ml simple syrup*
Champagne (or other sparkling wine)

Method:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake for about five seconds.
  3. Strain into a champagne flute and top with ice cold Champagne or sparkling wine) for one of the best ways to kick off a dinner. 

*Simple Syrup - warm equal parts of sugar and water so it dissolves then let it cool. Can be stored, sealed, in the fridge for 4-6 months.