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.
- 15ml Lemon Juice
- 10ml Sugar Syrup
- 25ml London Dry Gin
- 75ml Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial
- 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.