Cocktail Hour: The French 75.

easy french 75 recipe - the stripe.

Today’s cocktail hour is inspired by my friend Deirdre. Besides being an amazing DJ + champagne & oyster enthusiast/connoisseur, she’s also the jewelry designer behind Candy Shop Vintage. For Christmas, she gave me this amazing charm bracelet which has all the ingredients you need to make the French 75 – champagne, gin, lemon, sugar, + the shaker and cocktail glass you serve it in! The bracelet as actually inspired in part by the famous martini charm bracelet auctioned off at Sotheby’s from Bunny Mellon’s estate. It’s become one of my favorite party pieces. I was inspired to recreate the recipe here, and though I’m not a huge gin person, I really love it – it’s refreshing and just tart enough.

easy french 75 recipe - the stripe.

You’ll Need…

  • Gin (4 oz)
  • Prosecco (6 oz)
  • Lemon (one)
  • Simple Syrup (2 Tbsp)
  • Ice
  • Shaker (or if you don’t have one – mine broke – a big jar and a stirrer!)

easy french 75 recipe - the stripe.

Start by peeling off a few long pieces of lemon rind using a zester or paring knife.

easy french 75 recipe - the stripe.

Fill your shaker or jar with ice, and juice the whole lemon.

easy french 75 recipe - the stripe.

Add four ounces of gin.

easy french 75 recipe - the stripe.

And then 6 oz. Prosecco or Champagne.

easy french 75 recipe - the stripe.

Then add two tablespoons of simple syrup. (You can learn how to make simple syrup here.)

easy french 75 recipe - the stripe.

Allow to chill, pour into a glass with the lemon zest and serve UP!

easy french 75 recipe - the stripe.

The bracelet that inspired it all!

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  1. Chantel says 2.3.16

    Love this!

  2. Sarah says 2.3.16

    One of my favorite cocktails! Super simple, delicious, and definitely packs a punch. 🙂

  3. Merritt Beck says 2.3.16

    The photos are awesome and love the added touch with the charm bracelet!

  4. whitney says 2.3.16

    My go-to cocktail. I’ve tried making them at home a few times but have never been very successful, I’ll have to give this recipe a go. Thanks for sharing!

  5. That looks delicious and SO refreshing!

  6. Hannah says 2.4.16

    I LOVE this bracelet and I’ve long admired it; I just wish the price tag was a bit lower. Maybe one day!

    xx Hannah //

  7. Julia says 2.5.16

    I’m coming over for one soon 🙂 Looks yum!