The French 75, the second drink on our NYE menu, blends the brightness of citrus and the effervescence of champagne with the spirituous, botanical character of London dry gin. Both classic and classy, the French 75 is a perfect cocktail to toast the New Year with.
One version of the French 75's origin has the drink being created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris. The combination was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled by the powerful 75 mm artillery cannon favored by the French during World War I.
For an alternate take on the origin, check out cocktail historian David Wondrich's great article on the French 75 here.