French 75

The French 75 is a champagne cocktail that you can make with simple ingredients like gin, grenadine, lemon juice, and of course champagne. Perfect for a Champagne cocktail bar or any celebratory party.

Champagne cocktails are sometimes thought to be girly drinks. But there are some that could totally put hair on your chest. This one, The French 75, is one of those. Or at least it normally is with its big blast of gin and very little else to dress it up.

Making a French 75

In this version, I’ve added grenadine instead of the usual simple syrup. It still has a gin and tonic feel to it, but with a touch of sweetness.

First, put two or three ice cubes into a tall glass. Add in the grenadine, lemon juice, and gin and then top that off with your champagne or sparkling wine to fill the glass. Use a lemon slice for garnish, if that’s your style.

And there you go! A beautiful and delicious Champagne cocktail in minutes.

More Champagne Cocktails

Check out the other Champagne Cocktails in my series “6 Easy Champagne Cocktails from 9 Simple Ingredients”:

Paint Your Mimosa Red
The Poinsettia
The Black Velvet
The Barbowhatever
Sparkling Sangria

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French 75


  • Author: Allie McDonald
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink

Description

The French 75 is a champagne cocktail that you can make with simple ingredients like gin, grenadine, lemon juice and of course champagne. Perfect for a Champagne cocktail bar or any celebratory party.


Ingredients

  • ice cubes
  • 1 tsp. grenadine
  • 2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz. gin
  • ½ cup sparkling wine
  • lemon slice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put two or three ice cubes into a tall glass.
  2. Top with the grenadine, lemon juice, and gin.
  3. Fill the glass with sparkling wine.
  4. Garnish with a slice of lemon or leave it plain to keep it (nearly) manly.
This post originally appeared in December 2012 and was revised and republished in December 2020.