Born during dark days of World War I, the French 75 was so named because its kick was said to be comparable to that of the French 75mm field gun. Any popular cocktail has tons of variation based on who gives you the recipe, and the French 75 is no exception. Learn to make this floral French 75 and how to make your own lavender-infused vodka! This leaves the door open for a bit of interpretation and I like to make a few tweaks here. You can use anywhere from 1 to 1 1/2 oz of gin, 1/2 to 1 oz of both lemon juice and simple syrup and usually 2-3 oz of sparkling wine. French 75 variations (or, champagne cocktails) (self.cocktails) submitted 2 years ago by [deleted] I think that French 75s, and champagne cocktails generally, are the perfect festive drink, and I'm wondering if any of you have good variations.