French 75 | Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Looking for a classic champagne cocktail for your next party or brunch?. Try the French 75 – a classic champagne cocktail made with gin and Cointreau, plus fresh lemon juice.

How to make a French 75 Classic Champagne Cocktail

Course: Cocktail, cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American, cajun, creole, French
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 101 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

This French 75 Classic Champagne Cocktail is made with champagne, lemon, gin, and Cointreau.  This is my favorite champagne cocktail.  Use a bottle of good champagne and a top-shelf gin for this cocktail.

For a twist use a bottle of pink champagne.



  • 1/2 oz lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 oz gin top-shelf
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 2 oz champagne good quality


  1. Combine lemon juice, Gin and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. 

  2. Shake well, then pour into a champagne flute. 

  3. Fill the flute with champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.

Recipe Notes


Feel free to substitute Cognac if you don't have Cointreau.

Nutrition Facts
How to make a French 75 Classic Champagne Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101
Vitamin C 6.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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