Shake all ingredients except the sparkling wine in a shaker with ice. Strain and pour into a champagne flute. Top with ice cold sparkling wine and give it a quick stir with a bar spoon. Garnish with a lemon twist.
The original French 75 is often most recognized for it’s visual appearance. Usually served in a tall flute, the drink is garnished with a lengthy lemon twist. You don’t have to be a skilled bartender to master this easy, but elegant, garnish. Here are 3 easy ways to create the perfect accoutrement for your drink.
We created the Fraise 75, our riff on the classic French 75, as an even more approachable version of the classic cocktail featuring gin, sugar, lemon, and champagne. By splitting the gin base into a half gin, half Heart of Glass vodka base, the Fraise 75 keeps most of the botanical elements of the gin, but adds subtle fruitiness and additional brightness to the original.
As with many cocktail classics, the exact origins of it’s creation are murky and debated. What we do know for sure is that the drink gained massive popularity when it was named the French 75, named after an accurate and fast firing field gun from WWI. Named after the icon of victory in American war coverage, the drink became “the most powerful drink in the world” according to author Alec Waugh.