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{Cocktail Friday} French 75

2013 June 28

Notice anything different about this week’s Cocktail Friday recipe? Well of course you do! I though it was high time we shook things up around here, and I’m not just speaking about the cocktails. Hope you enjoy my first Cocktail Friday video, it’s all about the ever classy French 75. Cheers!

photo & video by Leah Bergman

French 75 Cocktail

1 lemon
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 cup ice cubes
2 ounces Champagne or sparkling wine chilled


1. Using zester or paring knife, slice peel from lemon in long, thin spiral. Cut lemon in half and juice.
2. In cocktail shaker, combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and top with sparkling wine.
3. Curl lemon peel around finger to create twist. Garnish drink with twist and serve immediately.


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Leah Bergman

Editor at Freutcake
Designer, blogger, cocktail shaker. Classic with a bit of sparkle. Founder & Editor of Freutcake.

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18 Responses Post a comment
  1. June 28, 2013

    Such a great video and recipe!

  2. June 28, 2013

    this is perfect and right up my alley. will need to try it!

  3. June 28, 2013

    I was just the first to subscribe to your YouTube channel. Love the recipe!!

  4. June 28, 2013

    Yey! Love Leah videos!

  5. June 28, 2013

    Your video is perfect! French 75 is one of my favorites – might have to make them when I get home tonight!

  6. June 28, 2013

    So fun to see you live! Love your “without spilling on myself” — story of my life! Happy Friday to you!

  7. June 28, 2013

    Cute video! I love your little bar cart too, it’s so chic!

  8. June 28, 2013

    Totally up my alley! Love the video addition as well!

  9. June 28, 2013

    You are adorable! Love the video and cant wait to try the cocktail!

  10. June 28, 2013

    Great video! Sounds delicious!

  11. MaryAnne permalink
    June 28, 2013

    Love the video and your shirt matches your wall! Very nicely done. Now I want a nice refreshing French 75 🙂

  12. June 28, 2013

    Love a good French 75!! Great video, too! Happy weekend!

  13. June 28, 2013

    Fantastic video! You’re so cute. Makes me definitely want to have a drink right about now!

  14. July 2, 2013

    Great video! You have great presence–must be kind of a hassle to make but keep them coming! 🙂 p.s. love that you added the simple sugar recipe in there.

  15. Maggie permalink
    July 12, 2013

    The printed recipe doesn’t specify the amount of gin…

    • freutcake permalink*
      July 12, 2013

      Yikes, thank you for catching that! I have updated the recipe (1 1/2 oz of gin)

  16. freutcake permalink*
    July 12, 2013

    Sorry about that! It should have 1 1/2 ounces of gin.

  17. July 19, 2013

    Sounds wonderful, wish I had a sip.

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