6 Champagne Cocktails, 9 Ingredients: French 75

I’m bringing you 6 easy champagne cocktail recipes that together use only nine simple ingredients. Perfect for a New Year’s Eve Party or for any fun and special night.

Champagne Cocktails are sometimes thought to be girly drinks. But there are some that could totally put hair on your chest. This one, The French 75, is one of those. Or at least it normally is with its big blast of gin and very little else to dress it up.

6 Easy and Delicious Champagne Cocktails from 9 Simple Ingredients

In this version I’ve added grenadine instead of the usual simple syrup. It still has a G&T feel to it but with a touch of sweetness.

Here’s the recipe for the Pink French 75. Links to the other 5 easy champagne cocktails are below.

The Pink French 75
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The French 75 is a bit like a Gin and Tonic but sweeter and a bit more sour. It's normally made with simple syrup. I've swapped it out for grenadine to give it a festive hue.
Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 1
  • ice cubes
  • 1 tsp grenadine
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce gin
  • ½ cup sparkling wine
  • lemon slice (optional)
  1. Put two or three ice cubes into a tall glass. Top with the grenadine, lemon juice and gin. Fill the glass with sparkling wine. Garnish with a slice of lemon or leave it plain to keep it (nearly) manly.

Check out the other Champagne Cocktails in my series “6 Easy Champagne Cocktails, 9 Simple Ingredients”:

Paint Your Mimosa Red
The Poinsettia
The Black Velvet
The Barbowhatever
Sparkling Sangria


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