A French 75 is a cocktail made from gin, Champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. It’s also known as a 75 Cocktail, or in French, a Soixante Quinze.

The drink dates to World War I (named after a French field gun), and an early form was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris—later Harry’s New York Bar—by barman Harry MacElhone.

This is the Collective Wine Bar and Kitchen‘s take on the classic “French 75”.

“Our take on the classic French ‘75. Rather than chasing trends, we are always looking for new ways to put local and innovative twists on timeless food and drink,” says owner Jonathan Derry.


1oz Empress 1908 Gin

1/2oz Fresh Lemon juice

1/2oz Almond + Honey Syrup

4 dashes of Vanilla Liqueur

2 dashes of Saline

Shake or strain, then top up with Dry Prosecco. Garnish with an orange zest.