03/20/2012 09:45 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Cocktail: The French 75 (Video)

While nobody can quite agree about this drink's origins, we'd like to believe that it was created in Paris and was named for the World War I-era 75-millimeter field gun. The simple but elegant cocktail can be made with your choice of gin or cognac, and is topped with some Champagne. No matter which base spirit you choose, the tipple is a refreshing treat and pairs very well with food.

Learn how to make this classic from talented San Francisco mixologist Brooke Arthur in our short video below.

Click here for the full French 75 recipe.