You may know the French 75 as a meeting of champagne and gin. But this drink, named for a World War I artillery weapon, first got its kick from mixing Calvados, Normandy’s renowned apple brandy, with the bubbly. Try the purely French original onboard the S.S. Joie de Vivre on our Paris & Normandy itinerary or make it at home!
- 4cl (1.35 fl oz) Calvados
- 1 tsp superfine sugar
- 1.5cl (0.51 fl oz) lemon juice
- Top with sparkling wine
Shake Calvados, sugar and lemon juice in a chilled cocktail shaker. Strain over ice into a champagne glass and top off with sparkling wine.