French 75 recipe

The Perfect French 75 Recipe

Looking for the ultimate warm weather refreshment? Look no further than the classic French 75 cocktail! This delightful concoction combines the crispness of gin, the tanginess of fresh lemon juice, and the effervescence of champagne for a drink that’s as elegant as it is refreshing. Plus, with just a few simple ingredients, it’s easy to whip up at home.

Here’s my go-to recipe for the perfect French 75:


·     1 ½ ounces gin (I recommend Hendricks or our very own local Cincinnati Gin from Northern Row)
·     ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice + zest (about ¾ medium lemon)
·     ¾ ounce simple syrup
·     2 to 3 ounces chilled champagne (enough to top the glass)


1.  Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
2.  Pour in the gin, lemon juice, lemon zest, and simple syrup.
3.  Securely fasten the cap on the shaker and shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds.
4.  Strain the liquid into champagne glasses.
5.  Top each glass with chilled champagne.
6.  Twist your lemon peel and hold it for a few seconds to retain the shape. Garnish your glass with the lemon twist.
7.  Enjoy this refreshing drink while it’s cold!

This French 75 recipe is not only simple to make but also incredibly delicious. It’s the perfect beverage to sip on a warm spring or summer day, whether you’re lounging on the patio or headed out on the town with friends. So, why not elevate your cocktail game and give this delightful drink a try? Cheers!