French 75 Recipe

French 75
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: | Active Time: | Makes: 6 drinks

Thought this recipe was given to us by author and former Gramercy Tavern managing partner Nick Mautone, it is a classic cocktail. Named after a piece of artillery during World War I, this drink was originally made with gin. Over time it became more popular using brandy.

  • 6 cubes brown or white sugar, or 3 teaspoons granulated brown or white sugar
  • 12 dashes orange bitters
  • 6 ounces gin or brandy
  • 6 lemon wedges
  • 1 bottle sparkling wine, chilled
  • 6 orange twists
  1. In each of 6 glasses place 1 sugar cube or 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 2 dashes of the orange bitters, and 1 ounce of the gin or brandy.
  2. Squeeze a lemon wedge into each glass and discard the wedge. Stir.
  3. Divide the sparkling wine evenly among the glasses, garnish each glass with an orange twist, and serve.