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The French 75

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  • 5 min

We know you are out there doing the lord’s work, and sometimes mama needs a little sip of happiness. So we’ve put together a few of our favorite cocktails to treat yourself.

First up, the French 75. 

A fun fact about this little glass of sunshine, it was named for the fast-firing 75 millimeter field gun that was utilized by the French during World War One. Traditionally made with gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar and Champagne, it’s a great substitute for a mimosa, and a great way to bring a little zest to your day. 

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Gin (or cognac if you prefer) 
  • Simple Syrup 
  • Lemon Juice 
  • Bubbly
  • A twist of lemon 
  • A pretty glass (preferably a champagne flute)
  • Mixing glass 
  • Cocktail shaker

Here’s what you’re gonna do:


Add the 2 oz of gin to a mixing glass 

Followed by 1 oz of simple syrup

Then add 1 oz of lemon juice

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Step 2: 

Fill the mixing glass with ice 

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Step 3: 


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Step 4: 

Pour over fresh ice into your champagne flute.

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Step 5: 

Top if off with your bubbly

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Step 6: 

Garnish with a lemon twist

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Step 7: 

Bottoms up!

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