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welcome to france "75" cocktails

Recipe by
Melanie Ross
Rumford, ME

In French, this drink is simply called "Soixante Quinze". The drink dates to World War I, and an early form was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris. The combination was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm field gun.

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For welcome to france "75" cocktails

  • 3 oz
  • 3 oz
    fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tsp
    superfine granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    ice cubes
  • 1 c
    chilled champagne

How To Make welcome to france "75" cocktails

  • 1
    In a cocktail shaker combine gin, lemonjuice, sugar and ice cubes and shake to chill. Strain cocktail into 2 wineglasses and top off with Champagne.