The popular story of the provenance of the French 75 is that British soldiers stationed in France during the First World War put together the key ingredients at their disposal – London gin from home and the local champagne – to create a punchy drink, which they named after the iconic French M1897 75mm artillery gun.
[short excerpt from Cocktails of the Movies]
1 1⁄2 oz / 37.5 ml gin
1⁄2 oz / 12.5 ml lemon juice
1⁄4 oz / 6 ml sugar syrup