French 75

An effervescent cocktail for effervescent nights.

Data

  • Served in champagne flute
  • 20% ABV

Source

Harry MacElhone

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Ingredients

Champagne 6.0cl 2.0oz
Gin 3.0cl 1.0oz
Lemon juice 1.5cl 0.5oz
Simple syrup Two dashes
Use ounces
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Directions

  1. Shake with ice cubes, except for champagne.
  2. Strain into a champagne flute.
  3. Top up with champagne.
  4. Stir gently.

Information

The drink was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris (Harry's New York Bar) by barman Harry MacElhone. The combination was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm field gun, also called a 75 Cocktail, or Soixante Quinze in French. The French 75 was popularized in America at the Stork Club in New York.

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