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A glass of sparkling French 75 cocktail with a lemon twist garnish.

What Is a French 75 Cocktail? History, Recipes & Variations 

The French 75 cocktail, bearing a name inspired by a World War I field gun, is a classic drink that embodies sophistication and celebration. With roots in the heart of Paris, this iconic concoction has a rich history that dates back to a tumultuous era. In its classic form, it combines gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne to create a balanced and effervescent delight. But the story doesn’t end there; explore popular variations that offer intriguing twists, allowing you to savor the French 75 in diverse and exciting ways.