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French 75 Cocktail Recipe

French 75

Named after a piece of artillery during World War I, this drink was originally made with gin.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.

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Total Time: Under 5 mins
Makes: 6 drinks

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.

Written by jwthibideaux

February 17, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Posted in TGIF, Uncategorized

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