The origins of the French 75 date back to World War I in France. The drink is actually named after a powerful field gun used by the French during World War I. {strange, but true!} The legend also supposes that perhaps the drink was first created in the New York Bar in Paris, in 1915.

Here’s my spin on this French classic, I use these genius Lemon infused sugar cubes! No making sugar syrup, no pouring through a strainer. no muss, no fuss. Sugar syrup is easy to make, but when I just want a quick cocktail for me and a BFF, I usually don’t have any handy. These cubes are so easy!

 

Make an Elegant French 75 Cocktail

Make an Elegant French 75 Cocktail

 

Elegant French 75 Champagne Cocktail Recipe

 

Makes 1 Cocktail

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 oz Gin
  • 2-3 oz Champagne
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice {if you want a tart cocktail}
  • 1 LUXE champagne sugar cube

DIRECTIONS:

  • Make sure to chill your champagne until cold.
  • Place sugar cube in an antique champagne coupe or other glass and  pour in gin and lemon juice.
  • Add in extra lemon juice if you love a tart taste like I do!
  • Stir with a spoon to dissolve the cube a little then top with bubbly.

*Let the drink rest for a few minutes so the sugar cube starts to dissolve. Gently stir again. Add a lemon rind {in a curl if you can do that}for garnish and enjoy!

You can add an extra touch of flavor and awesomeness by adding a dash of Cointreau too.

 

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Make an Elegant French 75 Cocktail

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Please let me know how your French 75 cocktails turn out in the comments!

I hope you enjoy them!

 

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