How to make a French 75 cocktail

The French 75 cocktail is a heady mix of gin, simple syrup, lemon juice and champagne. Like all classic cocktails its creation and name is attributed to various sources. I quite like the version that says it’s named after a 75mm field gun used in World War I because it “hits the mark”, as it most certainly does!

How to make a French 75 cocktail

The French 75 is an easy and impressive cocktail to make as you will see below. Some people suggest adding a sugar rim, but it’s really personal preference. Try serving it in a punch bowl for a party!

How to make a French 75

How to make a French 75 cocktail


  • 45ml Sipsmith Gin
  • 15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 8ml simple syrup
  • Champagne, for topping up


  1. Shake the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker full of ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled glass and top up with chilled champagne.
  3. Enjoy!
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Carolyn is the editorial director of Champagne Cartel and a freelance writer. In her spare time she is a long-distance runner, peanut butter enthusiast, and single mum to three incredible humans.

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