French 75

This cocktail is named after an artillery gun known for its kick. It is said to have been created by Harry MacElhone (of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris) for returning WWI fighter pilots.

Francés 75


  • 30ml

    Tanqueray No.Ten

  • 15ml

    Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 1

    Tsp Caster Sugar

  • 1

    Champagne Brut

  • 1

    Lemon Peel (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Champagne Flute

  • 1

    Ice Scoop

  • 1


  • 1

    Cocktail Shaker

  • 1

    Hawthrone Strainer

  • 1

    Fine Strainer

  • 1




  • Preparation
    1. Shake the first three ingredients with Ice.
    2. Fine strain into a chilled Champagne Flute.
    3. Top up with Champagne.
    4. Garnish with a Lemon Peel.
  • Alcohol content

    Alcohol content:

    19g per serve

Interesting facts

The French 75 is a classic cocktail that has been around for over 100 years. It is a simple mixture of gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar, but it is incredibly refreshing and perfect for any occasion.

History of the drink

The French 75 was invented in 1915 by Harry MacElhone, the owner of Harry's New York Bar in Paris. The drink was supposedly named after the French 75-millimeter field gun.