French 75

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Have you ever made a fancy lemon juice mimosa recipe before? If you have not, then now is your chance to make one with this French 75 recipe.

More Than Just A Fancy Lemon Juice Mimosa Recipe

Oh, you fancy, huh? That is a good description of how I feel every time I am drinking this mimosa. On the contrary, you may not find the origin of this drink to be as fancy as the drink itself.

A French 75 is more than just a fancy lemon juice mimosa, this drink is also a cocktail named after a gun. Furthermore, I think the story behind this drink is pretty interesting.

This beverage goes all the way back to World War I, dating back to 1915. Apparently, this drink was created in a bar located in Paris.

The owner, who name is Harry MacElhone must have had a fascination with New York because the bar’s name is the New York Bar.

Funny enough, he was not from Paris or New York. Harry was born in Dundee Scotland.

When he created the original French 75 recipe, he gave the drink its name due to feeling like he got hit by a 75 mm gun once he drank the beverage.

I will say that this recipe definitely has a kick to it, so I see where he was coming from.

What Does A French 75 Taste Like?

This fancy lemon juice mimosa recipe has a subtle sweetness from the simple syrup, which is balanced with a citrus flavor that comes from the lemon juice.

Is A French 75 Actually French?

I would think that the French 75 is French mainly because the drink originated in Paris, France. That’s all I got.

How Did 75 Get Its Name?

As mentioned before, the drink got its name from the feeling you get after you drink it.

According to Harry MacElhone, the drink has a kick to it. So much of a kick that it feels like you got hit with a 75 mm gun.

Also, this drink was made in Paris, so the French part of the name makes sense.

What Glasses Do You Serve Mimosas In?

Mimosas are usually served in what is called a champagne flute. Does that mean you can only drink mimosas in that type of glass? Not at all.

You can drink your mimosa out of a bowl if you want to, the drink will still get you where you need to be.

Drink served in a flute glass.

Making The French 75 Recipe

Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice, Fresh
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 4 oz Champagne or Prosecco

Garnish

  • Lemon Twist, Optional

Equipment And Tools

  • Champagne Glass
  • Mixing Cup

Get To Mixing

Add everything except for the champagne to a mixer cup. In case you don’t have a mixer cup, put the ingredients in your glass and stir with a spoon.

Add The Champagne And Enjoy

If you are using a mixer cup, pour the drink back into the glass and add your champagne. After that, enjoy your drink!

Toast To 75

You could be somewhere in the world celebrating an astonishing accomplishment. You might as well celebrate with this awesome drink.

Lime twist in cocktail flute.

French 75

Have you ever made a fancy lemon juice mimosa recipe before? If you have not, then now is your chance to make one with this French 75 recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Servings 1
Calories 194 kcal

Supplies and Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 Oz Gin
  • 1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice Fresh
  • 1/2 Oz Simple Syrup
  • 4 Oz Champagne Alternative: Prosecco

Garnish

  • 1 Whole Lemon Twist Optional

Instructions
 

Instructions

  • Add everything except for the champagne to a mixer cup. In case you don’t have a mixer cup, put the ingredients in your glass and stir with a spoon.
  • If you are using a mixer cup, pour the drink back into the glass and add your champagne. After that, enjoy your drink!

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.02gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 117mgFiber: 0.02gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 0.5IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Fancy Lemon Juice, Fancy Lemon Juice Mimosa, Fancy Lemon Juice Mimosa Recipe, French 75, French 75 Recipe
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