French 75

An excellent choice for any celebration. Simply combine gin, syrup and lemon juice in an iced champagne glass and stir gently. Add champagne to top up and garnish with a thin slice of lemon peel.

Dating back to the 1920’s (... although similar cocktails were recorded back to the Victorian times), the “French 75” first appeared in the 1927 Prohibition-era book, Here’s How! By Judge Jr.

The name of the cocktail is supposedly inspired by a French artillery field gun. A likely candidate is the ‘Canon de 75 modèle 1897’, which was in production up to 1940. This was a prolific gun of the time and known as the “75” or “French 75”.

  • 35ml – The Barracks Gin
  • 15ml – Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 15ml – Simple Sugar Syrup
  • 35ml (or top up) – Champagne