French 75 is a refreshing taste cocktail made from gin, Champagne, lemon juice and sugar. It is also called as "75 Cocktail" or in French simply a "Soixante Quinze" (Seventy Five). Named for an innovative piece of French artillery, it comprises just four ingredients — gin, lemon, simple syrup, Champagne. The drink was created in 1915 at the "New York Bar" in Paris by the barman Harry MacElhone. It is perfect as a celebratory drink or to welcome a clear bright evening.
- 2 Oz gin London dry gin.
- 1 teaspoon superfine sugar.
- 1/2 Oz lemon juice.
- 1/2 Oz simple syrup.
- 5 Oz Brut Champagne.
- Collins glass.
- Add all the ingredients except the champagne in a Cocktail shaker
- Shake well with cracked ice.
- Strain into a Collins glass half-full or champagne flute of cracked ice.
- Top off with champagne and garnish with a lemon twist to serve.