This French 75 recipe with Gin is a delicious champagne cocktail. Our French 75 recipe is easy to make for a Casablanca movie party, too! Why? Because Humphrey Bogart orders the drink in the film.
When Rick’s ex-flame Yvonne shows up at Rick’s bar, he orders a French 75 – a champagne-based cocktail made with gin. Here is a fun bit of movie trivia. The French 75 cocktail was invented by a Scottish barman in Paris, who named the drink after the French army’s field gun used during World War I.
This French 75 recipe is also a nod to the drink served at the historic bar attached to Arnaud’s restaurant. That bar dates back to the late 1800s and let me tell you, those folks still know how to mix a delicious drink. To make the recipe a bit more Southern, swap the gin out for cognac or rum, and double the amount of lemon juice and simple syrup. Want a different garnish? Try a twist of fresh lemon or blood orange peel.
Want a popcorn snack to pair with this? Get our Moroccan Caramel Popcorn recipe here. Our Moroccan Caramel Popcorn recipe is a spicy-sweet party snack your Casablanca party. This popcorn recipe uses Dell Cove® Cinnamon and Spiced Sugar Popcorn Seasoning – and Indian spices to make a tasty movie party snack.
Add a spoonful or two of the purple rim sugar to a shallow bowl. Run the edge of a cut lemon around the rims of two chilled champagne flutes and dip into the sugar. Shake off excess and set aside.
Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, shake vigorously for 1 to 2 minutes and strain into the prepared champagne flutes. Top each glass with the champagne and serve.
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Want a spicy popcorn treat for your Casablanca Party movie night? Try our favorite Casablanca Party Snack – our Moroccan Caramel Popcorn. You can find the recipe here.