French 75 Champagne Cocktail

This French 75 recipe is the damn champagne cocktail that took me out on New Years Eve – proceed with caution!

French 75 Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Yield: 6 glasses


  • 6 cubes brown or white sugar, or 3 teaspoons granulated brown or white sugar
  • 12 dashes orange bitters
  • 6 ounces gin or brandy
  • 6 lemon wedges
  • 1 bottle sparkling wine, chilled
  • 6 orange twists

Recipe method:

  1. In each of the glasses place 1 sugar cube or 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 2 dashes orange bitters, and 1 ounce gin or brandy.
  2. Squeeze a lemon wedge into each glass and discard the wedge. Stir.
  3. Divide sparkling wine evenly among the glasses, garnish with an orange twist, and serve.

French 75 Champagne Cocktail by CHOW.

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  1. Was this served in a punch bowl or champagne flute? This sounds dangerous, I don’t know if I’d let the recipe’s ingredients into my home, I’d down them way to quickly

  2. Flutes – holy smokes, I think a punchbowl would probably kill someone. ;)

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