French 75 Cocktail Recipe

1 oz. gin or cognac 1/2 oz. simple syrup (see note) 3/4 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 oz. of sparkling wine or champagne ice 2 inch lemon peel


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To a cocktail shaker, add the cognac or gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice. 

Add enough ice to fill up half of the cocktail shaker. Put the lid on and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.

Open the top of the cocktail shaker and strain the liquid out into a chilled champagne glass or martini glass. 

Add the 3 oz. of sparkling wine or champagne, or just add enough until it reaches the rim of the glass.

Use a vegetable peeler to remove a 2 inch piece of peel from your lemon, then slightly twist the peel to express the lemon oils into the drink.

Rub the inside of the lemon peel along the rim of the glass before dropping it into your glass as a garnish.