French 75 cocktail

Love gin and Champagne? Combine the two in this classic cocktail with lemon 

Apparently, this cocktail got its name because it was as powerful as the French 75-millimetre light field gun, known for its accuracy and speed and popular in World War 1. It’s certainly got a kick and it’s bloomin’ delicious, so remember to enjoy responsibly.


• 20ml lemon juice

• 10ml sugar syrup

• 50ml gin

• Champagne


Pour the lemon juice, sugar syrup and gin into a cocktail shaker then fill up with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled Champagne flute. Top with a little Champagne, leave to settle, then fill up with more bubbly. Stir gently and garnish with a strip of lemon zest.