Story has it that the French 75 was created by U.S. soldiers during World War 1. Servicemen from the states stationed in France were hankering for a Tom Collins. The men had gin and lemons, but no soda. Americans are known for their ingenuity, so lacking soda, the men reached for the best thing with bubbles – Champagne! The result was the French 75
- 1 oz Gin
- 1/2 oz Fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 oz Simple syrup
- 4 oz Chilled brut champagne
In a cocktail shaker, add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Fill with ice and shake. Pour into a chilled champagne flute, top with champagne, and garnish with a strip of lemon peel.