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French 75 Gin & Champagne Cocktail

French 75 Gin & Champagne Cocktail

This elegant cocktail dates to World War I, when an early version of the recipe was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris—later Harry's New York Bar—by barman Harry MacElhone. 

What You'll Need:

2 oz. Gin

1/2 oz. Lemon Juice

1 tsp sugar

5 oz. Champagne

Lemon Peel

Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add in gin, lemon juice and sugar. Shake well. Pour into flute or Champagne saucer glass and top off with Champagne and lemon peel. Serve right away. (Pour Champagne slowly into glass so as not to bubble over the top of the glass)