The Brockmans 75 is a contemporary twist on the classic French 75.

Brockmans’ distinct blueberry, blackberry and Valencian orange peel notes, combined with the freshness of lemon and the delicate effervescence of sparkling wine makes this a perfect special occasion cocktail during the festive season.

The origins of the original French 75 remain a mystery. Some believe it to be a British classic, invented by Malachy ‘Pat’ McGarry of Buck’s Club in London while other accounts claim is was first created when French and American members of the Lafayette Escadrille battalion had leave from the trenches in the First World War. Legend has it they celebrated their victories at the Hotel Chatham in Paris with a cocktail named after the French Army’s powerful 75 mm Howitzer field gun.

While different recipes for this cocktail were first recorded in 1922, it wasn’t until 1927 that the name ‘French 75’ appeared and was popularized by The Stork Club in New York.

Brockmans 75 cocktail

Brockmans 75

Brockmans 75

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Brockmans Gin
  • 1 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Sugar Syrup
  • Champagne, Prosecco or Good Quality English Sparkling Wine

Preparation: Shake the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup with ice. Strain into a champagne flute and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a twist of lemon zest.