Raspberry-Lime French 75 Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:12%

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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 Raspberry-Lime French 75 is a fruity twist on the classic French 75 cocktail. The original French 75 was created during World War I and was named after the French 75mm field gun, known for its swift and powerful impact. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a balance of sweet and sour flavors, with a hint of champagne sophistication.

How Raspberry-Lime French 75 Tastes?

This cocktail offers a refreshing blend of sweet, sour, and bubbly. The raspberry and lime provide a tangy fruitiness, while the champagne adds a sophisticated sparkle. The gin gives it a strong, crisp undertone.

Interesting facts about Raspberry-Lime French 75

  • The French 75 is a cocktail made from gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar.
  • It is also called a 75 Cocktail, or in French, a Soixante Quinze.
  • The drink dates to World War I, and an early form was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris.


A few good options for Raspberry-Lime French 75 are:

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

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Raspberries add a fruity sweetness and a lovely pink hue to the cocktail, transforming the classic French 75 into a more playful drink. Without them, you'll miss out on the berry essence—it's like summer without the sun! If you dare, swap with blackberries for a deeper, tart twist.

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Gin is the strong backbone to our libation. At 1.5 oz, it's enough to give you that warm buzz without knocking your socks off. Using more could leave your head spinning, less, and you might wonder if the gin was just a whisper. A floral gin will dance nicely with the raspberries, but feel free to experiment with vodka if juniper isn't your jam.

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Lime Juice

This zesty addition at 0.5 oz brings balance, ensuring the sweetness doesn't get too cheeky. A bit more lime juice, and you're at risk of a sour pout; less, and the tartness may underwhelm. No lime? A lemon could step in, but it's like replacing The Beatles with a cover band—not quite the same!

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Just a teaspoon, to sweeten the deal. It helps smooth out the acidity from the lime and the gin's botanicals. Forget the sugar, and you might be left making a face as though you've just read your own report card. Too much sugar, and it can become a cavity's dream. In a pinch, honey or agave can step in to sweeten the mood.

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At 3 oz, the champagne caps off this effervescent experience with elegance and a pop of celebration. Less bubbles, and it might feel as flat as a joke without a punchline. More champagne can be wonderful, but be warned—it might overshadow the other players on your palette. Try prosecco for a budget-friendly bubbly that still feels fancy.

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Recipe. How to make Raspberry-Lime French 75 Drink

  1. Muddle the raspberries in a shaker.
  2. Add the gin, lime juice, and sugar.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake until well chilled.
  4. Strain into a champagne flute.
  5. Top with champagne.
  6. Garnish with a lime wheel and a raspberry.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Make sure to shake the cocktail until it's very cold to bring out the flavors.
  • Don't overfill the glass with champagne. Leave some room for the garnish.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese Platter: A selection of mild cheeses such as Brie or Camembert. The creamy texture complements the acidity and fruitiness of the cocktail.
  • Seafood: Grilled shrimp or sushi, where the fresh, zesty flavors of the cocktail can cut through the seafood's richness.
  • Bruschetta: With tomato and basil topping for a delightful contrast of tang and savor.


  • Lemon Tart: The citrus in both the tart and cocktail will give a refreshing synergy.
  • Dark Chocolate: The bitterness of dark chocolate pairs nicely with the sweet and tart notes of the Raspberry-Lime French 75.


  • Alone: It's a star by itself during a toast or celebration.

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What you could change in Raspberry-Lime French 75

  • Gin: You can substitute the gin with vodka for a lighter taste.
  • Champagne: If you don't have champagne, you can use any sparkling wine.
  • Raspberries: If raspberries are not available, you can use strawberries or blackberries.

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Spiced Blackberry French 75

Swap raspberries for blackberries and add a dash of cinnamon for a spicy kick. Follow the same recipe, muddling blackberries and adding a pinch of cinnamon with the sugar. The deeper berries and spice will give a warming, autumnal twist on the original.

Elderflower French 75

Add 0.5 oz of elderflower liqueur to the mix before shaking and skip the sugar. Elderflower brings a floral and subtle sweetness that pairs wonderfully with the gin and lime. It’s a garden party in a glass.

Rosé French 75

Use rosé sparkling wine instead of champagne and throw in a splash of Chambord raspberry liqueur. The rosé adds a fruity depth and the Chambord intensifies the raspberry flavor. This version is a romantic twist, perfect for date night.

In case you forgot basics how to make Raspberry-Lime 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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The key to proper muddling is to crush the ingredients just enough to release their flavors and not overdo it. Over-muddling can result in a bitter taste, especially with herbs.

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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 Raspberry-Lime French 75

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Raspberry-Lime French 75?

Yes, you can replace the gin with a non-alcoholic gin substitute and the champagne with a non-alcoholic sparkling wine or club soda for a refreshing non-alcoholic cocktail.

What type of champagne is best to use in a Raspberry-Lime French 75?

You should use a Brut Champagne in this cocktail as it is dry and will complement the sweetness of the raspberries and the sourness of the lime juice.

What's the best way to get juice from a lime?

The best way to get juice from a lime is to roll it on the counter before you cut and squeeze it. This releases the juices.

Are there any particular pairings that go well with the Raspberry-Lime French 75?

Given its fruity and bubbly taste, it would pair well with light appetizers like bruschetta, or seafood dishes like shrimp cocktail or salmon.

What type of glass is best for serving the Raspberry-Lime French 75?

You should serve the Raspberry-Lime French 75 in a champagne flute. Not only does this enhance the aesthetic of the cocktail, it also helps retain its bubbles.

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