French 75 was a drink created at Harry's New York Bar, which is located in Paris France, during WWI. The original version of the drink had a powerful kick, like French 75 mm artillery gun. The version here uses less gin.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 5 min.
- Coarse sugar
- Ice cubes
- 3/4 ounce gin
- 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 3 ounces chilled champagne
- Sprinkle a thin layer of sugar on a plate. Moisten the rim of a chilled champagne flute with water; hold glass upside down and dip rim into sugar.
- Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add gin, confectioners' sugar and lemon juice; cover and shake 10-15 seconds or until condensation forms on outside of shaker. Strain into a prepared flute; top with champagne.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 140 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Originally published as French 75 in Taste of Home Christmas Annual 2011