French 95 (a French '75' with bourbon)

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Powdered sugar
Bourbon whiskey
Brut Champagne

Barware

Collins glass
Measuring jigger
Bar spoon
Shaker
Strainer

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 283 calories in one serving of French 95 (a French '75' with bourbon).
French 95 (a French '75' with bourbon) image

Serve in a

Collins glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

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

1 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 spoon Powdered sugar (or use 5ml of 2:1 sugar syrup per spoon)
1 12 fl oz Bourbon whiskey
2 12 fl oz Brut Champagne
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Comment:

Jones' original 1977 recipe, which consists: 2oz/60ml bourbon, 1oz/30ml lemon juice and 2 spoons sugar, topped with champagne, is built in the glass. This makes for a very powerful drink. Hence, we hope Jones would approve of our tweaking his recipe and shaking to mix. The result still has some oomph, but with the extra dilution of shaking, is a tad more harmonious.

About:

Adapted from a recipe in Stanley M. Jones' 1977 book Jones Complete Barguide.

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

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