Classic French 75

Recette de cocktail - Monsieur Cocktail - Patrice Plante -  French 75
Ingredients :

1 ¼ oz (38 ml) gin (citrus/spicy/juniper/herbal or vegetal)

½ oz (15 ml) simple or cane syrup

½ oz (15 ml) fresh lemon juice

3 oz (90 ml) champagne or dry sparkling wine (cava/prosecco)

Lemon zest (to garnish)

Preparation :

Put all the ingredients in a shaker, except the bubbles.

Fill with ice cream and stir until your fingers get very cold.

Strain through a fine sieve into a chilled flute.

Add sparkling wine.

Decorate with a lemon zest.

About our Classic French 75

Also called simply a “Seventy-Quinze”, this cocktail became a classic after the publication of The Savoy Cocktail Book (1930), although its creation dates back further. It's a cocktail that packs a punch, like the French 75 mm guns used during the First World War to which it owes its name.