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Spring grapefruit French 75 cocktail recipe with just four ingredients inlcluding gin and champagne. Easy and refreshing!

Grapefruit French 75

  • Author: Posh Little Designs
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: French 75
  • Cuisine: Cocktails


A twist on the classic French 75 made with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, simple syrup, gin and sparkling wine/champagne. 




Simple syrup:

1/2 cup raw organic sugar

2 cups water

Grapefruit French 75:

Cocktail shaker full of ice

2 oz quality Gin

3 oz fresh squeeze grapefruit juice

1 oz simple syrup

Sparkling wine/champagne

Slices of grapefruit for garnish.


Simple Syrup:

  • Pour sugar and water into a saucepan and heat on medium high.
  • Boil mixture for 1-2 minutes stirring to make sure all sugar is dissolved.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Store in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Grapefruit French 75

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Pour in 2 oz of Gin, 3 oz grapefruit juice and 1 oz prepared simple syrup.
  • Shake well.
  • Evenly pour blended grapefruit and gin mixture into two coupes or flutes.
  • Balance/fill the glasses with quality sparkling wine or champagne.
  • Garnish with sliced grapefruit. 
  • Serve chilled.
  • Cheers!


Make this cocktail in advance by pre-mixing the grapefruit and simple syrup. Simply add gin and shake, then top with champagne when ready to enjoy!

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