The recipe for this iconic cocktail was refined through in the 1920s, but first appeared 1915.  When it was first created by Harry MacElhone at his New York Bar in Paris, it used cognac instead of gin. Either way, the cocktail is as powerful as the French 75mm field gun after which it was named.

This cocktail classic has great proportions to play with. Try grapefruit juice instead of lemon, or some cordial or maple syrup instead of simple syrup. Play, play, play!



  • 1 1/2 oz Victoria Gin
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Syrup
  • Top with Sparkling wine


Shake gin, lemon juice and simple syrup with ice. Pour into a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine. Rim glass with citrus and garnish with a twist.