how to make the

French 75

about this

The French 75 is a classic cocktail that was created in the early 1900s by Harry MacElhone at Harry's New York Bar in Paris, France.


Although traditionally made with sparkling wine and gin, David A. Embury insisted in 1948 that it be made with brandy instead, so this version calls for Armagnac.

you'll need these

Sparkling Wine Armagnac (or Gin) Lemon Juice Homemade Simple Syrup* Lemon Twist


*Find a recipe for homemade simple syrup on our website.

follow these

Add brandy or gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and ice to a shaker. Shake for 10-20 seconds. Strain into a champagne glass. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with lemon twist.



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