French 75 : a long drink made with gin and Champagne.
For 1 person
3 cl gin
1,5 cl lemon juice
1,5 cl suar syrup
6 cl Champagne
How to make
Technique: shaker / Glass: flute / Type: long drink (12cl) / Time: 4 mn
Shake the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup.
Strain into a flute.
Complete with Champagne.
Stir lightly with a bar spoon.
The French 75 cocktail recipe was first published under this name in "The Savoy Cocktail Book" by Harry Craddock in 1930, but a similar recipe can be found as early as 1927 in "Here's How " by Judge Jr. This cocktail is basically a Tom Collins but with champagne instead of soda water.
The "French 75" is the name of a French cannon used during the First World War, it was a 75 mm weapon.