French 76 Cocktail

When it comes to festive drinks, you can’t do much better than the French 76. Not only does it taste great and look amazing, but it’s also the perfect cocktail for toasting special occasions. This classic concoction is an elegant mix of cognac, freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup and champagne. The ideal way to celebrate any special event, the French 76 always hits the spot.

Typically served in a champagne flute, the French 76 is a delightful combination of dry, tart and sweet elements. It’s easy to make, so there’s no excuse not to mix up a round of this special drink when the occasion arises.

If you want to try your hand at making a French 76 at home, here is the recipe:


  • 2 ounces cognac
  • ¾ ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 4 ounces champagne


1. In a shaker filled with ice, add the cognac, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake well to combine.

2. Strain the mixture into a champagne flute.

3. Top with champagne.

4. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel and serve.

This velvety smooth cocktail will take any gathering up a notch. Not only is it enjoyable to drink, but its impressive presentation always elicits an “ooh” and an “ahh” from the crowd.

When you’re ready to salute a special event or just enjoy an after-dinner treat, the French 76 is an ideal choice. So gather the ingredients and mix up a batch of this timeless classic. Bon appétit!