French 75 Gin Cocktail Recipe


Gin and champagne, gin and prosecco, gin and crémant... This simple yet classic cocktail adds some zing to your sparkling with gin and lemon juice, and it’s bound to be a hit at any celebration.

How to make a French 75


  • 45ml Saint Amans Gin OR Saint Amans Gin Rosé
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 7ml sugar syrup, add more to taste
  • champagne, to top up
    • or sparkling wine of your choice: prosecco, crémant, cava…
  • ice
  • lemon peel, for garnish


  1. Optional: chill your champagne flute. Put it in the fridge for 1 hour in advance, or fill it with ice while you make your cocktail.
  2. Add gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup to a cocktail shaker.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake for at least 10 seconds until completely chilled.
  4. Strain into an empty champagne glass.
  5. Top up with champagne.
  6. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.
  7. Sip stylishly.

A French 75 made with French gin – it’s one of our personal favourites. Read on for the origin and flavour profile of this cocktail with Saint Amans Gin.

Looking for a pink gin and fizz cocktail? Try this French 75 recipe with Saint Amans Gin Rosé, our very own raspberry gin. For a classy, fruity-hinted cocktail with pink gin and prosecco, champagne or your favourite fizz.

The French 75 with Saint Amans Gin

  • Classic and elegant cocktail.
  • Made in a flute glass.
  • Fresh and citrusy taste.
  • Sweet floral taste and nose (rose, violet, lavender).
  • Saint Amans Gin’s grape base pairs well with sparkling wine.
  • Great for celebrations.

What is 'le French 75'?

A classic gin and champagne cocktail, the French 75 takes its name from the 75mm canon of a French piece of artillery used in the First World War: because it is sophisticated (for its time) and has quite the kick. Notwithstanding its variations, it can also be made as a gin and prosecco cocktail.

What's the occasion?

Elegant and refreshing, the French 75 is a gin and champagne cocktail that’s wonderfully chic. It’s sparkling, it’s refined, and it’s our favourite way to celebrate with a flûte.

Flavour profile: French 75

Because our gin is made with a grape base alcohol (rather than the more common grain base), it’s no surprise that a sparkling wine cocktail like the French 75 is a natural match for Saint Amans Gin. Grape tends to be a softer distillate than grain, making the resulting spirit rounder, softer to drink – it’s still a 40% ABV gin though, which is why this gin and champagne cocktail is stronger than having plain sparkling wine. That being said, it’s also what gives it more depth of flavour.

The extra touch of lemon juice brings out the subtle citrusy flavour of juniper, and pairs beautifully with the lemon peel and orange peel that are some of our botanicals. The tanginess of lemon is also a good match with the sparkling of your champagne or prosecco.

The elegant twist of this champagne cocktail is the added aroma provided by the gin. In the case of Saint Amans Gin, it makes for a French 75 with a delicate depth of flavour, thanks to its hint of spice and a freshness from herbs like thyme and coriander. But what we particularly appreciate it for in a cocktail with champagne or prosecco like this one, is its florals, both to the nose and to taste: rose, lavender, and violet – locally-grown violette de Toulouse, too. It’s all very French.