French 77

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What do you get when you mix elderflower and champagne together? You get this incredible French 77 drink recipe.

Another One With Elderflower And Champagne

During my time creating cocktail recipes, I notice that many drinks start with “French” and end with a double-digit number.

75 and 76 were delicious, so why not go for 77? 77 borderline sounds like it could be somebody’s lucky number at the casino.

They Forgot About 75

French 75 is an iconic alcoholic beverage that has been consumed by people all around the globe since the early 1900s.

This refreshing, yet powerful cocktail consists of gin, lemon juice, sugar, and champagne. It’s perfect for summer days and special occasions.

Furthermore, by special occasions, I mean those times when you just want to be as drunk as you want to be.

If you are older, and you are at the family function, your family will see you as the drunk uncle, aunty, or cousin.

Whether you’re looking to amaze your loved ones or enjoy a delicious drink, French 75 is an incredible option.

With its sweet and tart flavors, this beverage will be sure to impress your guests!

To Understand The French 77 Drink Recipe.

The French 77 drink recipe is a spinoff of the French 75 cocktail. Also, this is true with the French 76 beverage.

Furthermore, to understand the history of 77 you will need to understand the history of 75.

This drink 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.

This is before elderflower liqueur was introduced to the drink. So, no elderflower and champagne as yet.

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

Okay, “obsession” may be a bit of an exaggeration, but clearly, he had some type of interest in New York City.

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

When he created the original French 75 recipe, he gave the drink its name because of the feeling you get when you drink it.

Based on his description, it feels like you get hit by a 75 mm gun with every sip.

The French 77 drink recipe may not be as impactful to your body since the gin is replaced with elderflower liqueur. Moreover, elderflower liqueur is a lot weaker than gin.

Also, this logic is similar to the French 76 cocktail. The reasoning is the same. Elderflower liqueur is weaker than vodka.

If you want to have a French seventy without the shotgun effect, then this drink is for you.

A flute glass with a lemon twist.

Making The French 77 Drink Recipe

Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice, Fresh
  • 4.5 oz Champagne or Prosecco

Garnish

  • Lemon Twist, Optional
  • Sprig Thyme, 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 Elderflower And Champagne

You could be somewhere in the world celebrating an astonishing accomplishment, while still avoiding a hangover for work the next day.

You might as well celebrate with this French 77 drink recipe.

A flute glass next to a slice of cake.

French 77

What do you get when you mix elderflower and champagne together? You get this incredible French 77 drink recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Servings 1
Calories 168 kcal

Supplies and Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice Fresh
  • 4 1/2 Oz Champagne Alternative: Prosecco

Garnish

  • 1 Whole Lemon Twist Optional
  • 1 Whole Sprig Thyme 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: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 126mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 48IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
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