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Added: 5th June 2020



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The French 75 is a classic cocktail that has been around since World War I. The drink is said to have originated at the New York Bar in Paris, which later became Harry's New York Bar. The bar was frequented by American soldiers stationed in France during World War I, and it is believed that the drink was created to celebrate the power of the French 75mm field gun, which was used by the American Expeditionary Forces. The traditional recipe for a French 75 includes gin, lemon juice, sugar, and Champagne. The drink is usually served in a flute glass, and is often garnished with a lemon twist. The French 75 quickly became popular among American soldiers and it was soon adopted by the general public. Today, the French 75 remains a classic cocktail that is enjoyed by many around the world.