French 76 is a Vodka & Champagne Cocktail
The French 76 made with Vodka and Champagne is a modern twist on an old favorite, the French 75 made with Gin. The French 75 dates back to World War I and was also called a 75 Cocktail, or in French, Soixante Quinze (Seventy Five).
This elegant and easy French 76 cocktail is made with Vodka, Champagne, lemon and simple syrup. If you don’t have any champagne flutes, try these from Lenox, they are simple yet elegant.
I never heard of the French 76 until my last trip to Charleston. I saw the Bartender make one and asked him for the recipe. It sounded delightful and ‘I had to try it!’. I really enjoyed the taste and the drink is easy to make. You can use either lemon from a bottle or freshly squeezed lemon juice. If you don’t have a lemon squeezer try this one, it’s a descent inexpensive lemon squeezer.
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- 1 Ounce Greygoose Vodka
- 1/2 Ounce Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons Simple Syrup
- 1 Maraschino cherry
- Top with Brut Champagne
- Pour the first 3 ingredients into a shaker with with ice
- Shake 5 seconds and pour into a chilled flute glass
- Top with champagne
- Add a cherry
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