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