Cocktail Series: French 75

Christmas! What better time to crack open a bottle of your finest fizz and impress your mates with a little home mixology?

Honestly, we really don’t think there is a better time, and so we’ve got you covered with this perfectly fresh and equally moreish cocktail that will have your friends begging for more…

Its name originates from a 75mm Howitzer field gun used by the French and the Americans in World War 1 (yes! who knew?!). The gun was known for its accuracy and speed, and the French 75 is said to have such a kick that it felt like being hit by just such a weapon. The recipe was first printed in The Savoy Cocktail Book and quickly gathered fame on both sides of the Atlantic..

So, what are we waiting for? Let’s revive this elegant, sophisticated, celebratory classic just in time for Christmas!


50ml London Dry Gin

15ml lemon juice

10ml sugar syrup



It’s oh-so quick and easy, we promise!

  1. Add gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice.

  2. Shake for at least 15 seconds, until the liquid has turned cold.

  3. Strain into a flute.

  4. Top with Champagne.

  5. Garnish with a spiral of lemon peel.

  6. Enjoy!, (and repeat!)