Frenchie French 75

This cocktail is classic and has been around for years. I think it had lost it’s popularity with my generation because no one was drinking these types of fancy cocktails 10 years ago when I began frequenting the bar scene. Now fancy cocktail bars are far more popular.

The first time I had this cocktail was actually in downtown Cincinnati at a bar called Obscura. It is a fancy cocktail joint on the corner of 6th and Walnut. This was a hip new place that had just opened, and since it has changed it’s name to Ivy. It you happen to make it to the Nati, you should have dinner at Jeff Ruby’s, catty-corner to Ivy. Then head to Ivy for a fancy cocktail and good music.

I really enjoyed this cocktail and the ingredients are not too complex that you can easily figure out how to make this at home. Be carful though, this drink does pack a punch. If you are sharing this with friends make sure to measure the gin or you guests might be passed out before their second.

1oz Gin
.5oz Lemon Juice
1T Honey or simple syrup
Champagne to top
Lemon Twist


  1. In a cocktail shaker add some ice, gin, lemon and simple syrup. If you are using honey mix it with the gin and lemon juice before adding the ice. Otherwise, your honey with freeze on the ice and it will not mix well into the cocktail. Shake all ingredients to chill.
  2. Strain the shaker contents into a champagne glass.
  3. Top with glass off with champagne, and a lemon twist.

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