DRINK: The Perfect French 75

A recent visit to St Helena produced a fantastic French 75.  Part gin, sugar, lemon juice and sparkling wine it’s the perfect way to start an evening!  Click here for an easy recipe.  Cheers!


  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3 ounces plus 1 tablespoon chilled Champagne
  • lemon peel for garnish


In cocktail shaker, combine lemon juice, sugar, gin, and ice cubes and shake to chill. Strain cocktail into Champagne flute and top off with Champagne. (Alternatively, Colin Field suggests serving drink over ice in tumbler.) Garnish with lemon peel and serve.


Recipe Credit:  Epicurious.com