Classic, tasty, and oh-so refreshing, the French 75 cocktail is the perfect beverage choice for a Southern summer day by the pool. It's made with gin (preferably Hendrick's for the cucumber infusion), lemon juice, simple syrup, and a splash of champagne. It's that easy! Throw these winning ingredients into your go-to cocktail shaker and instantly enjoy a delicious, bubbling beverage.Whether you're packing it in the cooler and heading to the beach or simply sipping at a back-porch dinner, this French 75 recipe is sure to impress. Sweet simple syrup and simmering champagne perfectly compliment the robust gin flavor. It's light and airy, creating an ideal summer sipper. Top it off with a lemon twist and rosemary sprigs for a fancy finish.Here's a tip: be sure to combine the ingredients in the cocktail shaker until your fingers are almost numb; this will ensure the beverage is flawlessly cooled before you take the first sip. Complete your pool party menu with a summer cobbler cocktail and white wine sangria for the ultimate summer extravaganza. Cheers, y'all!


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Recipe Summary

5 mins
1 Cocktail


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup with 1 cup ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds or until very chilled. Strain into a serving glass; top with champagne. Rub lemon peel around edge of glass to express oils, then garnish with lemon peel and rosemary sprigs. (Optional: serve over ice.)