Meyer Lemon French 75
If you are looking for a recipe for an elegant Champagne cocktail to serve at parties, or to welcome in the New Year, you should become acquainted with this delicious retro Meyer Lemon French 75 Cocktail!
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5minutes 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5minutes 30minutes
Meyer Lemon Simple Syrup Ingredients:
  • 1/2cup water
  • 1/2cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2cup Meyer lemon juicefreshly squeezed
Meyer Lemon French 75 Ingredients:
  • 1/2cup ginchilled
  • 1/4 cup Meyer Lemon Simple Syrupchilled
  • 1cup Champagnechilled
  • 4pieces lemon peelthinly sliced and curled
Meyer Lemon Simple Syrup Directions:
  1. Place the water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
Meyer Lemon French 75 Directions:
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add gin and Meyer Lemon simple syrup. Shake well and strain into four champagne glasses. Top with 2 ounces of champagne each.
  2. Stir gently, optional, top with a lemon peel twist.
  3. To make a lemon peel twist, use a vegetable peeler and carefully peel a long thin strip of lemon peel from a lemon. Slice it into strips no wider than 1/8 of an inch. Take the strip and wrap it around a pencil or skewer and hold it for a minute to set the twist.
  4. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Sharon’s Tips:

  • No Meyer lemons? No problem. Simply substitute fresh regular lemon juice.
  • This recipe makes enough forĀ 4 cocktails. To make just one cocktail, simply divide the ingredients by 4.
  • You will have some lemon simple syrup left over. You can make homemade lemonade with it by adding about two cups of water for every quarter cup of simple syrup. It will also keep indefinitely in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Meyer Lemon French 75
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.03g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.003g
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 90mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 14g
Protein 0.2g 0%
Vitamin C 13%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.