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The Classic Collection

French 75 1910'S

This cocktail takes its name from the French 75-millimetre military light field gun, which was the mainstay of the French army during the First World War. It was a French bartender, most likely Henry Tépé of Henry's Bar, Paris, who named a cocktail "Soixante-Quinze" (Seventy-Five) in around 1915.

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Cocktail featured in
The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock
INGREDIENTS
  • 15ml Lemon Juice
  • 10ml Sugar Syrup
  • 25ml London Dry Gin
  • 75ml Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial
METHOD
  • Shake the lemon juice, syrup and gin together in a shaker and strain into a highball glass.
  • Top with the champagne and garnish with lemon zest or a slice of lemon, and serve with a smile.

Play Instructions
« Much like his champagne, as soon as Monsieur Moët enters the rooms boredom disappears. »
Attributed to a contemporary of Jean-Remy Moët