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The French 75 first made its appearance in print in the 1930 edition of Harry Craddock's famous Savoy Cocktail Book. Legend has it the cocktail was first invented by WW1 Franco-American flying ace, Raoul Lufbery. Its name comes from the fact that it has such a kick, it felt like being shelled by the French 75mm field gun.

Brought to you by Jacques Bezuidenhout on Beefeater Gin.

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Ingredients & Method

Cocktail Ingredients

- 2 Parts Beefeater Gin
- 2 Parts Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 Part Sugar syrup
- Top up with Champagne

Method

Shake the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup with ice, then strain into a Champagne flute. Top with the Champagne, and garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

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