French 75

Summary: This recipe, from The PDT Cocktail Book, is just what you need to channel your inner Hemingway. French 75s always make me feel elegant and festive. 

Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 1 ounce gin (I sub vodka because I don't like gin)
  • .5 ounce lemon juice
  • .5 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce Champagne
  • lemon twist


Shake the gin (or vodka), lemon juice and simple syrup with ice and strain into a chilled coupe or other fun glass. Top with the champagne and garnish with the twist.