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French 75

Lightly sparkling, citrusy, subtly sweet and tinged with delicious botanicals: the French 75 champagne cocktail is the invention of one of the greatest ever bartenders, who mixed gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and champagne to great effect.

Ingredients

Serves:

1

  • 25mlLondon Dry Gin

  • 10mlLemon juice

  • 5mlSugar Syrup

  • 1topChampagne

  • 1twistLemon Peel

1.1 units of alcohol per serve

Equipment

  • 1 x Champagne flute

  • 1 x Cocktail shaker

  • 1 x Jigger

  • 1 x Strainer

  • 1 x Ice

  • 1 x Muddler

  • 1 x Knife

Method

  • Ice

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

  • Pour

    Using a jigger, measure 25ml London Dry Gin, 10ml lemon juice and 5ml sugar syrup into the shaker.

  • Mix

    Shake the mixture vigorously until the surface of the cocktail shaker feels chilled.

    Use a cocktail strainer to strain into a champagne flute and top up with champagne.

  • Garnish

    With a sharp knife and chopping board, cut a strip of lemon peel and twist onto the rim of the glass to garnish.

  • Grab a bite

    Get some grub in before or while you’re drinking – it slows alcohol absorption.

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