Lavender French 75 Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20%

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Lavender French 75 is a floral twist on the classic French 75 cocktail, which was first created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris. The original cocktail was named after the French 75mm field gun, which was commonly used during World War I. The Lavender French 75 adds a touch of lavender syrup to the traditional mix of gin, lemon juice, and champagne, making it a perfect cocktail for those who enjoy a balance of floral and citrus flavors.

How Lavender French 75 Tastes?

The Lavender French 75 is a refreshing, crisp, and bubbly cocktail. It has a strong citrusy tang from the lemon juice, balanced by the floral sweetness of the lavender syrup. The gin adds a botanical complexity, while the champagne brings a light, effervescent finish.

Interesting facts about Lavender French 75

  • The Lavender French 75 is a variation of the classic French 75, which was named after a French field gun from World War I.
  • The cocktail is traditionally served in a champagne flute to maintain the effervescence.
  • The addition of lavender syrup gives this cocktail a unique floral twist.


A few good options for Lavender French 75 are:

  • Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • Elephant Gin
  • Hendrick's Lunar Gin

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Gin (1.5 oz): The botanicals in gin provide a complex base for our Lavender French 75. It's just enough to assert itself without overwhelming the delicate lavender and champagne. Without gin, you'd lose the cocktail's spirituous backbone. An alternative could be vodka for a cleaner taste, but you'd miss gin's aromatic charm.

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Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice (0.75 oz): Brings a necessary zing! This acid balances the sweetness and creates that refreshing sip. More would overpower the drink; less would make it too sweet. Substitute with lime juice for a slightly different citrus kick.

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Lavender Syrup

Lavender Syrup (0.5 oz): This is the star that makes our French 75 uniquely fragrant and lightly sweet. Cutting it would leave you with a plain Jane French 75, while too much would be like drinking a bouquet of flowers. Try rose syrup for a romantic twist.

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Champagne (2 oz): The effervescence and elegance of champagne lift the drink up to celebratory heights. A bit more could make it too bubbly and dilute the gin's presence, while less could leave you with something a tad flat. Prosecco is a playful substitute, but it brings a sweeter edge.

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Lemon Twist

Lemon Twist (1): This garnish adds an aromatic accent that invites the senses into the cocktail before the first sip. No lemon twist means missing out on that inviting citrus nose. You could experiment with an orange twist for a whisper of sweet citrus.

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Lavender Sprig

Lavender Sprig (1): It's not just for looks; it imbues the drink with a subtle whiff of lavender with every sip. Without it, you lose a layer of sensory delight. No direct alternative here, as it serves a unique role in this drink.

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Recipe. How to make Lavender French 75 Drink

  1. In a shaker, combine the gin, lemon juice, and lavender syrup.
  2. Fill the shaker with ice and shake until well chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a champagne flute.
  4. Top with champagne.
  5. Garnish with a lemon twist and a sprig of lavender.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to chill your champagne flute before serving to keep the cocktail cold.
  • Use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor.
  • Don't overdo it with the lavender syrup as it can overpower the other flavors.

Perfect Pairings


Light, fresh seafood dishes such as oysters or shrimp can complement the crisp, floral notes of the Lavender French 75.

Cheese Plates

Soft cheeses like brie or goat cheese pair nicely, balancing the cocktail's acidity and floral hints.

Brunch Dishes

Enjoy with brunch favorites like quiche or eggs benedict to enhance the bright, citrusy character of the drink.


Opt for desserts with berry or lemon flavors, as they'll echo the cocktail's citrus notes while the effervescence cleanses the palate.

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What you could change in Lavender French 75

  • If you don't have lavender syrup, you can make your own by simmering 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, and 1 tablespoon of dried lavender buds for about 15 minutes.
  • If you don't have champagne, you can substitute it with any dry sparkling wine.

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And of course - twists🍹

Earl Grey French 75

Replace lavender syrup with Earl Grey tea syrup. The bergamot flavors will add a sophisticated, citrusy and slightly spicy twist to the classic cocktail.

Rosé French 75

Use rosé sparkling wine instead of champagne for a blushing variation. This adds a fruity and floral nuance that gently shifts the flavor profile while maintaining the effervescent spirit.

Honey Lavender French 75

Substitute half of the lavender syrup with honey syrup. The honey provides a richer sweetness and a smooth finish that complements the floral lavender, giving the drink a comforting warmth.

In case you forgot basics how to make Lavender French 75

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Lavender French 75

What's the best type of gin to use in a Lavender French 75?

Ideally, a high-quality, botanical-rich gin will work best in a Lavender French 75 to complement the floral notes of the lavender syrup.

Is there any particular champagne I should use when making a Lavender French 75?

Any dry, crisp champagne would work well for this cocktail. However, make sure it's a champagne you'd enjoy drinking on its own.

Why is shaking cocktails with ice important?

Shaking a cocktail with ice not only chills the mix but helps to blend the ingredients more thoroughly, and for cocktails with citrus juice like the Lavender French 75, it helps to brighten the flavors.

Can I make Lavender French 75 in bulk for a party?

Yes, you can certainly multiply the recipe and it would be more convenient for serving a crowd. Prepare everything except the champagne in advance and pour it in individual glasses topped with champagne as guests arrive.

Is there any non-alcoholic version of the Lavender French 75?

For a non-alcoholic version, you can substitute gin with non-alcoholic gin, and champagne with non-alcoholic sparkling wine. Remember, the flavor may slightly differ.

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