French 75 Martini: Madeline’s Way

French 75 drink in a martini glass


A French 75 Martini at the end of it! I really never knew about this drink until we had a version of it over the Holidays when we were in the Bethlehem Hotel in Pennsylvania. Gin, Lemon Juice, Champagne, Simple Syrup and a Splash of Limonata or Club Soda! Traditionally served in a champagne glass, I say, better yet, a martini glass, and you’ve got the perfect ending to a long week of work! 

French 75 drink in a martini glass

I could embellish on this drink for a few more paragraphs, but I think it will speak for itself! Give it a try in a martini glass rimmed with lemon rind and sugar, or put it over the rocks on a warm spring day while you feel the sun in your face! Or, for me, as you sit on the sofa recapping a busy week and contemplating how good it feels to just relax for a little as you treat yourself to a very special cocktail! 

French 75 Drink in a glass pitcher

Until next time,

Let’s get cookin’ and bartendin’


French 75 Martini Madeline's Way

Make this cocktail as a refreshing way to end a long, busy week! Even if you are not a gin fan, you won't believe how delicious this drink is! So go ahead snd enjoy!!!!!
Prep Time15 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: All
Keyword: French75, French75cocktail, gincocktail, limonata
Servings: 2 people
Author: Madeline Kohler


  • 1 Cocktail Shaker
  • Ice
  • 2 Martini or Lowball Cocktail Glasses


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 ½ ounces simple syrup
  • ½ ounce warm honey
  • 2 ounces limonata (lemon beverage) or club soda
  • 1 cup ice
  • sugar and lemon rind to rim the glass
  • fresh mint for garnish


  • Fill shaker with ice.
  • Pour in gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and warmed honey.
  • Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Top off with limonata or club soda and gently stir to combine (no need to shake again).
  • Rim martini glass in a mixture of lemon peel and sugar.
  • Pour cocktail into martini glass, drop in a few mint leaves, and enjoy!


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