French 75

French 75

Ring in the New Year with a classic and fun Champagne cocktail. The French 75 features Champagne, cognac, lemon juice and Cointreau for a one of a kind taste. Sipping on this boozy beverage will make you feel like you are in the sipping in style in France. 

The history of French 75 cocktail dates back to around 1915 when it was first created by Harry MacElhone at New York Bar in Paris. The drink was brought to New York City by the returning pilots of the World War 1. Since that time, the cocktail has become a popular and sophisticated drink to have and serve.


French 75

Serves: 1

Total Time: 3 minutes


1 ounce cognac or gin

½ ounce lemon juice

Champagne, or sparkling white wine

½ ounce Cointreau orange liqueur


Start by pouring the Cointreau, gin and lemon juice into a cock shaker with ice cubes. Shake well to combine. Strain the contents into a chilled champagne flute. Top with Champagne and serve.

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