It doesn’t get classier than a French 75. Pack a punch with flavor over alcohol with this mocktail version.
What’s in a French 75?
Traditional cocktail recipes for a French 75 include gin, champagne or prosecco, fresh lemon juice, and a few dashes of simple syrup. Some recipes add orange bitters.
What food pairs with a French 75? Fresh fish and citrus-heavy dishes pair well with a French 75. If you’re serving appetizers, ricotta crostini or caprese skewers are light options to consider.
Why is it called a French 75?
The original French 75 dates back to World War I.
This classic cocktail is called French 75 after the 75-millimeter light field gun used by the French army during the first World War.
As a play on the kick in the cocktail, a French bartender created the Soixante-Quinze, or “75,” in honor of the French artillery. The ingredients have adapted since, but gin is a constant in the alcoholic version.
Gin & Champagne for a French 75 Mocktail
A French 75 is one of the most popular gin cocktails, but you don’t need alcohol for a mocktail with similar flavor profiles.
How to Make a French 75 Mocktail
This non-alcoholic version requires zero prep time. Champagne flutes or coupe glasses work best as your stemware of choice.
Have fun with garnishes. A lemon twist or lemon peel is traditional, but we’ve also seen rock candy swizzle sticks if you’re feeling fun.
- 2 cans Surely Brut
- 1/2 cup pear juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Pear for garnish
- Add 1/4 cup pear juice and 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice to each glass.
- Top with Surely Brut.
- Garnish with fresh pear if desired.
If you want to show off what you learned in Cocktail, throw the pear and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with a few cups ice before straining into your glassware.
French 75 Mocktail Nutrition Facts
This mocktail is a healthy choice among non-alcoholic drinks. Pear juice is a great source for vitamin C and potassium, too.
Nutrition Information (per serving):
- Calories: 49
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbs: 10 g
- Fiber: 0g
- Net Carbs: 10 g
- Protein: 0 g
For your mocktails, use REAL champagne — without the alcohol.
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