January 13, 2023

French 75

French 75The French 75 is my jam. This is the cocktail that starts my vacations, my holidays, my dinner parties, and I sometimes even order it at a bar if I know they make it well (sadly, many don’t) Spoon and Stable does, and that was where I was first introduced to the drink many years ago in the Twin Cities after having had one in New Orleans at Arnaud’s which hails themselves as the Oldest bar In America and specializes in the French 75.

If you’re ever looking to switch up the vintage drink, try the Spoon and Stable recipe or consider mixing in cognac, bourbon, tequila, bitters, or vodka instead of gin.

French 75

French 75

Yield: 1 cocktail

This is my favorite cocktail when I am traveling or in a bar
that I know can make these well. My vacation most often starts with a French


  • 1 oz gin (I like Solveig Gin from Far North Spirits in Hallock, Minnesota)
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup (make simple syrup by boiling equal parts sugar and water until the sugar dissolves)
  • 3 oz Champagne (or other sparkling wine like Cava or Prosecco)
  • Lemon twist, for garnish


    1. Add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a shaker with
      ice and shake until well-chilled.
    2. Strain into a Champagne flute.
    3. Top with Champagne or Sparkling Wine
    4. Garnish with a lemon twist.


This recipe is from my "True North Cabin Cookbook" available now

French 75

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