French 75

  • Serves

    makes 1 Cocktail


The original "French 75" was a 75-mm French artillery piece used in World War I. The drink of the same name was first made with cognac; the British introduced gin into the mix.


  • Pinch sugar
  • Dash sweet and sour mix
  • 34 oz. dry gin
  • 34 oz. French brandy (not cognac)
  • Club soda
  • 2 oz. champagne
  • Slice of lemon


Step 1

Put sugar into a tall glass and fill halfway with ice cubes. Add sweet and sour mix, gin, and brandy.

Step 2

Fill the glass to within 2" of the top with club soda, then float in champagne. Garnish with a lemon slice.

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