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A French 75 Cocktail with Empress Gin, in two glass flutes, along side a bottle of Empress Gin.

French 75 Cocktail with Empress Gin

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4 from 3 reviews

  • Author: Naomi
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


A French 75 Cocktail with Empress 1908 Gin, champagne, lemon juice and honey simple syrup. It is a refreshing, citrusy and slightly sweet cocktail that is perfect for the holidays or to ring in the New Year. If you are looking for a pretty, bubbly cocktail then this can be your new go to.


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup Water, filtered
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1 1/2 oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • 1 oz Honey Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Lemon, freshly squeezed juice (equivalent to one large lemon)
  • 2 oz Champagne, chilled
  • Lemon curls, for garnish


  1. Honey Simple Syrup: In a small pot, warm the water to almost boiling. Remove from heat and stir in the honey until fully dissolved. Let cool completely.
  2. French 75 Cocktail with Empress: To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the Empress Gin, simple syrup and lemon juice. Shake vigorously and strain into a champagne flute.
  3. Garnish: Top with champagne, stir gently, and garnish with a lemon curl.


  • Layering the cocktail: Personally, I feel like the color of just the shaken gin and simple syrup is a bit unappealing for this drink, and that is why I mention to add everything to a shaker. However, to actually see the color of the gin change, first shake and strain the gin and simple syrup into a glass. Add the lemon juice and let it settle into the gin mixture. Once the colors turn, stir to combine and then complete step #3.
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American
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