French 76

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French 76 with vodka is the way to go. Lemon juice and champagne are the way to go. So, let us continue to go in the right direction with this French 76 cocktail recipe.

French 76 With Vodka Is What You Need

If you have not noticed yet, this French 76 cocktail recipe, has vodka in it. Also, this recipe does not go light on the vodka either.

Then again, this is your drink, so you can put as much or as little vodka in your beverage as you would like.

This drink was inspired by the great Harry MacElhone, and he made sure that this beverage would get people as drunk as possible.

I mean, this drink did come out during World War I, so I can imagine how drunk everybody wanted to get so that they could keep their mind off the war.

The History Of 76

The French 76 cocktail recipe is a spinoff of the French 75 cocktail. Furthermore, to understand the history of 76 you will need to understand the history of 75.

This beverage goes all the way back to World War I, dating back to 1915. Apparently, this lemon juice and champagne-based beverage 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.

Yeah, do not let the lemon juice and champagne fool you, this drink packs a punch.

Also, I will say that this recipe definitely has a kick to it, so I see where he was coming from, and 76 is no different.

Of course, you can imagine not everybody enjoys drinking gin, so an alternative was created. This is what created the 76 beverage that is using vodka as a substitute for gin.

What Does A French 76 Taste Like?

76 tastes similar to 75, and for a good reason too. The recipes are almost identical to one another.

Both recipes have a subtle sweetness from the simple syrup, which is balanced with a citrus flavor that comes from the lemon juice. Also, they both have lemon juice and champagne.

The only thing that makes the two drinks taste different is the fact that one uses gin and the other one uses vodka.

Is A French 76 Actually French?

French 76 with vodka is just that. Since this is a spinoff of 75, I would have to say yes that this is a French drink. To further explain, 75 is French because the drink originated in Paris, France.

Champagne saucer on a graphic plate.

Making The French 76 Cocktail Recipe

Servings: 1

Ingredients

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

Garnish

  • Maraschino Cherry, 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 Lemon Juice And Champagne

You could be somewhere in the world celebrating an astonishing accomplishment. You might as well celebrate with this French 76 with vodka.

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French 76

French 76 with vodka is the way to go. Lemon juice and champagne are the way to go. So, let us continue to go in the right direction with this French 76 cocktail recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Servings 1
Calories 197 kcal

Supplies and Equipment

Ingredients
  

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

Garnish

  • 1 Whole Maraschino Cherry Optional

Instructions
 

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!

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.04gSaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 125mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
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