French 75
French 75
French 75

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French 75

Sale price£2,000.00

Gin, Lemon, Champagne

The quintessential effervescent aperitif.

Acrylic on canvas 50 x 100 cm / 19.6 x 39.2 in

I only drink Champagne on two occasions: when I’m in love and when I’m not.

Coco Chanel

In the ever-evolving world of cocktails, where trends come and go like gusts of wind, one libation stands as a timeless testament to its enduring allurethe French 75. For over a century, this exquisite concoction has graced glasses around the globe, captivating the palates of both connoisseurs and casual imbibers. But what is it about this classic elixir that has allowed it to transcend time and remain a beloved fixture in the world of mixology?

The enduring allure of the French 75 transcends its ingredients and history. Perhaps it's the harmonious blend of gin, lemon, sugar, and champagne, creating a symphony of flavours that dance on the taste buds. Or maybe it's the cocktail's storied history, rooted in the Prohibition era and bearing a name inspired by a powerful French cannon from World War I. But beyond these elements, the French 75 possesses a unique ability to capture the essence of celebration and sophistication in a single sip.

As fashions ebb and flow, the French 75 endures, a timeless reminder that some classics never go out of style. It's a drink that has weathered the test of time, offering a taste of elegance and a touch of history with every glass.


0.5oz / 15ml Sugar syrup (2:1)

0.5oz / 15ml Fresh lemon juice 

1.0oz / 30ml Gin

3.0oz / 90ml Champagne

Lemon twist

Prepare a lemon twist garnish. Fill a champagne flute with cubed ice and put it to one side. Add all ingredients into a cocktail shakerexcept the champagne.  Fill with cubed ice and shake for 5 seconds. Open and dip taste. Discard the cubed ice from the champagne flute. Fine strain and top with champagne. Express the lemon oils over the cocktail and position on top.