French 75

According to Ted Haigh (aka Dr. Cocktail), the French 75 is one of two cocktails named after the French 75-mm field gun, which was commonly used in World War I. The combination of gin, lemon juice, and Champagne brings out the best in each: it’s tart, refreshing, herbal, and effervescent.

How to make it?

 

Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Shake gin, lemon juice, and sugar in a cocktail shaker until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a champagne flute. Top with Champagne. Stir gently, garnish with a long, thin lemon spiral and a cocktail cherry.

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Ingredients

2 ounces Gin 60%
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice 30%

2 teaspoons sugar
Champagne or sparkling wine

Garnish

Long thin lemon spiral and cocktail cherry