The Story Behind The Sloe Gin 75

The French 75, a classic Champagne cocktail with many varying origin stories, is one of the best drinks for a warm summer’s day. I’ve given it a bit of a reboot with sloe gin, a spirit I tasted for the first time last year when I visited the Monkey 47 distillery in Germany. I’m always looking for fun ways to use it in cocktails, and figured the French 75 was a great place for it. I also added some peach bitters to balance the sweetness and add a little fruity, tropical flavor.


  • 1 ½ ounces sloe gin
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 dashes peach bitters
  • Sparkling wine to top (approximately 2 ounces)


  1. Combine sloe gin, lemon juice, and peach bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake hard to chill and combine.
  3. Fine strain into a coupe.
  4. Top with sparkling wine.

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Updated: 2018-05-29

The Sloe Gin 75 Recipe