The drink’s name along with its recipe was reimagined a few times over the years, the only constants being the number 75 in the name and gin on the ingredient list, per Difford’s Guide. As we know, the vintage cocktail was originally called the Soixante-Quinze, aka Seventy-Five, and came about between 1914 and 1915 roughly. This particular version, which was served in a Nick and Nora glass, called for dry gin, applejack brandy, grenadine, and lemon juice. About seven years later, a new rendition was introduced under the name “75” Cocktail. It was made up of dry gin, calvados, lemon juice, and grenadine and served in a coupe glass. Shortly thereafter, that recipe was altered to include absinthe, not lemon juice.

In 1927, Judge Jr. created a new recipe, which he dubbed French 75, and it featured dry gin, champagne, lemon juice, and powdered sugar. Since then, the recipe has remained untouched. Albeit, it’s now served in flutes, not coupes or Collins. If you’re ever looking to switch up the vintage drink, try mixing in cognac, bourbon, tequila, bitters, or vodka instead of gin.

Read More: https://www.tastingtable.com/645640/the-bizarre-origin-story-of-the-french-75-cocktail-name/?utm_campaign=clip

Cava or Prosecco, Gin, Lemon Juice, Syrup.



  • cocktail (122g )
  • Calories from Fat 0.1. Calories 160.
  • 0% Total Fat 0g.
  • 0% Saturated Fat 0g.
  • 0% Cholesterol 0mg.
  • 0% Sodium 7.4mg.
  • 2% Potassium 59mg.
  • 4% Total Carbohydrates 12g.


  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 ounces Champagne (or other sparkling wine)
  • Garnish: lemon twist

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