French 75 (Judge Jr's 1927 recipe)

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Serve in a

Collins glass

Garnish:

Lemon slice

How to make:

STIR powdered sugar with lemon juice in base of shaker until sugar dissolves. Add gin, SHAKE with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with champagne and lightly stir.

1 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
3 spoon Powdered sugar (ground in mortar and pestle) (or use 5ml of 2:1 sugar syrup per spoon)
1 1/2 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
3 fl oz Brut Champagne
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Review:

Judge Jr's original 1927 recipe calls for "2 jiggers Gordon water; 1 part lemon juice; a spoonful of powdered sugar; cracked ice. Fill up the rest of a tall glass with champagne!" I've loosely interpreted this recipe to the one above (with the 3 spoons of powdered sugar being flat 5ml measuring spoons). The result is dangerously quaffable gin spiked champagne with a zesty lemon bite. The powered sugar adds an attractive sherbet note, but if you prefer to use sugar syrup then substitute with ½oz/15ml (2:1).

History:

Adapted from a recipe in the 1927 book Here's How by Judge Jr..

More information on the history and variants of the French 75 can be found on our page.

Nutrition:

There are approximately 159 calories in one serving of French 75 (Judge Jr's 1927 recipe).

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