25 Amazing French Drinks You Will Love

France is the country of love and elegance! French wines are known throughout the world, but sometimes you want to have a little more fun! So if you’re looking for the perfect alcoholic beverage for a special occasion, look no further. These French drinks will knock your socks off. 

From classic aperitifs to modern takes on traditional cocktails, I will take you on an adventure through the history and into the exciting flavor profiles of a plethora of amazing French drinks that are sure to have you falling madly in love with them. So grab your favorite champagne flute, or goblet, (really, any glass will do), and let’s get started!

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French Drinks 75 – 95

Are you looking for something exciting and new to add to your cocktail repertoire? Look no further than the French 75! It was named after a Howitzer field gun used during World War I by both the French and the Americans (Harry's Bar was often frequented by American servicemen).

The gun’s accuracy and speed were hailed as very effective during combat. It was used as an anti-tank and anti-air gun and used 75-millimeter rounds to fire and take down the enemy.

Learn more about the history of the French 75 drink in my article dedicated to this popular French drink.

This simple yet delicious combination of gin and champagne makes it one of the classiest and most popular premium drinks that bartenders around the world make.

This sparkling mix of gin, Champagne, lemon juice (plus a little of the peel for a lemon twist), and simple syrup is sure to delight – light and airy while still packing a punch. Whether you serve a French 75 cocktail as an aperitif or at the end of a meal, this delightful tipple will have everyone wanting more.

Read on to learn how easy (and delicious!) it is to make this legendary cocktail in your very own home. I'm sharing French 75 cocktail recipes and more…75 cocktails…77…95…

French 75 

French Cocktails: French 75

The ingredients for a French 75 are simple: London dry gin, freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, Brut champagne, and lemon peel twist for garnish! It’s the perfect spirited drink for special occasions like New Year's Eve or Valentine's Day. 

Rose Syrup 75 

French drinks: Rose Syrup 75

This French cocktail recipe, the Rose Syrup French 75, is made with Empress gin. This botanical gin is made by Victoria Distillers in British Columbia, Canada. Its lovely color comes from butterfly pea flowers.

St Germain 75 

French cocktail: St Germain 75

Whip up some French 75 with St Germain! All you need is 1 lemon, 1 1/2 ounces gin (like Hendricks), 1/2 ounces St. Germain (or other elderflower liqueur), 3/4 ounces fresh lemon juice, Dry sparkling wine (like Prosecco, Champagne), Cava, and 1 cup ice cubes. 

Pomegranate 75

French drinks: Pomegranate 75

The Pomegranate French 75 uses pomegranate juice, the author recommends POM because it’s accessible and tasty. You will also need champagne but you can choose whichever brand you’d like. Other key ingredients include lemon juice and simple syrup. 

Elderberry Thyme 75

French drinks: Elderberry Thyme 75

This Elderberry Thyme 75 is a traditional French cocktail containing gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, thyme, and champagne. Make your own thyme-flavored simple syrup for extra freshness.

Elderflower 77 

French Drinks: Elderflower 77

What goes in a French 77 or Elderflower 77? This cocktail is a mix of elderflower liqueur and St. Germain. That’s all you need which results in a floral, sweet, and simple alcoholic drink. 

French 95

French cocktail: French 95

What makes this French cocktail recipe different? The 95 uses bourbon or whiskey alongside champagne making it stronger. It’s recommended to use premium liquor for optimal results. Don’t forget the lemon juice and simple syrup. 

Recipes For Mimosas 

Frozen Grand Mimosas 

French cocktail: Frozen Grand Mimosas

What is a grand mimosa? It’s a twist on the classic combination of champagne or sparkling wine and orange juice with the addition of Grand Marnier. Grand Marnier is a tasty orange liqueur that will surely add a deep flavor you will love. 

Holiday Mimosas 

French drink: Holiday Mimosas

If you’re looking for a holiday mimosa this recipe is just the one for you. All you need is 5 ingredients and 3 minutes of time. Serve them up for Christmas breakfast or holiday brunch!

Cranberry Mimosas 

French cocktail: Cranberry Mimosas

Cranberry mimosas are festive with the addition of cranberry juice. They taste amazing with a Thanksgiving Turkey or Christmas ham! With just 3 simple ingredients and 60 seconds of time, you’re ready to celebrate. 

Pomegranate Mimosas 

French drinks: Pomegranate Mimosas

This pomegranate mimosa is the best French cocktail recipe! You can use champagne, Prosecco, or even Cava. All you need is one of these sparkling wine options for the best results. Another key ingredient is pomegranate juice so pick your favorite brand.

Apple Cider Mimosas 

French drinks: Apple Cider Mimosas

Can you use apple juice instead of apple cider for these mimosas? Yes, it will be a fine substitute if you prefer a sweeter taste. As far as the champagne, choose your favorite brand as well, or replace it with prosecco or sparkling wine! 

Classic French Cocktails 

French Gimlet

French cocktail: French Gimlet

What Is A French Gimlet? This fun drink is a twist on the traditional Gin Gimlet. You use St. Germain – a French elderflower liqueur – with gin, lime juice, and a sweetener of your choice. You can change up any aspect of this recipe to fit what you love.

Lime Gimlet 

French drinks: Lime Gimlet

This twist on the traditional Gin Gimlet, this cocktail adds Elderflower liqueur. It’s perfect for anyone who prefers a sweeter floral taste. You will need gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and fresh limes for garnish. 

French Martini 

French cocktails: French Martini

When you make this marvelous French cocktail recipe you will need pineapple juice. Use freshly made juice if you can, otherwise use quality premade 100% pineapple juice, such as Dole. Other key ingredients include Chambord Liqueur and an infusion of raspberries, blackberries, Madagascar vanilla, and Cognac!

French Connection

The French connection cocktail is a simple cognac and amaretto drink that takes its name from the 1971 Gene Hackman movie by the same name (the connection cocktail that is perfect for a movie trivia night!). The French connection drink is comprised of 2 parts cognac to 1 part Amaretto. Add ice and you are done!

Fumo Bianca 

French drinks: Fumo Bianca

This white Negroni cocktail with mezcal is fun and tasty for any occasion like an anniversary. You only need 3 ingredients resulting in a sweet, smokey, and bitter drink with a unique herbaceous flavor.

Champagne Cocktails 

French Kiss

French cocktail: French Kiss

The French Kiss is simple, bubbly, fancy, and amazing for special occasions. Grab 1 bottle of Prosecco Champagne, or other Sparkling dry wine, 2-4 ounces of Raspberry Chambord, and fresh raspberries for a pretty garnish. 

Chambord Kir Royale

French cocktails: Chambord Kir Royale

Chambord is a really tasty raspberry liqueur that’s why it’s used in this version of a Kir Royale. You also need some kind of bubbly like Prosecco. Don’t forget an orange peel to really make everything pop.

Kirsch Rose Cocktails 

French drinks: Kirsch Rose Cocktails

Kirsch Rock alcoholic drinks are lovely and pink! Just what you need for an anniversary or Valentine’s Day! You will need Kirsch, Vermouth, and Grenadine. This spirit features sweet, floral, citrus, and cherry flavors.

Kir Royale 

French cocktails: Kir Royale

The traditional Kir Royale is a combination of champagne and creme de cassis. If you don’t know, creme de cassis is a sweet French liqueur made from blackcurrants. It’s a favorite in the country in France. 

Orange Pomegranate 

French drinks: Orange Pomegranate

Orange pomegranate cocktails with champagne are simple to make and fun to drink! It’s bubbly, pink, orange, pomegranate, and sparkling with the perfect balance of sweet to tart. Serve these up for Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, or for Sunday brunch. 

Lime Champagne 

French drink: Lime Champagne

Try this French cocktail recipe with lime and champagne! It tastes great with some fresh muddled fruit as well. You will also use a drizzle of honey and some mint. Everyone will love the happy bubbly feeling it brings. 

Champagne Cocktail

French drinks: Champagne Cocktail

What’s the best champagne to use for this simple cocktail? The top 3 champagnes recommended by the author include Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label, Taittinger Brut Reserve, and Dom Pérignon.

Pink Champagne Shots 

French drink: Pink Champagne Shots

These pink champagne shots have a French theme with a slight American vibe! You get the classic taste of champagne and sparkling wine with the fun addition of the Jell-O shot. You can make them ahead of time for a party too. 

Champagne Jello Shots 

French drinks: Champagne Jello Shots

Traditional champagne Jell-O shots are a combination of champagne, gelatine packets, and simple syrup! No hard liquor is used, therefore your guests and you can enjoy more without overdoing it. Don’t forget the gold sanding sugar for that extra sparkle. 

Elderberry Champagne 

French cocktail: Elderberry Champagne

Elderberry champagne is fantastically French! They are also incredibly classy while being quick and easy to assemble. No shaking or stirring is required because you can whip them upright in the champagne glass. 

Oh la la! Your friends and loved ones will feel so elegant at your next gathering. These French cocktails are the best alcoholic drinks to serve up at a party. 

How about you? Have you made any of these French alcoholic drinks? What's your favorite? Do tell! Do you have an additional French drink to add? Do share!

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  1. So many that I would love to try. They all sound amazing!

  2. Amber Myers says:

    Yum, all of these sound tasty! I will have to try some of these cocktails out.

  3. Heather D says:

    That French 75 is calling my name. These all looks delicious.

  4. Tara Pittman says:

    A French drink sounds so fancy. These drink sound amazing and I will have to make some of them this weekend.

  5. The rose syrup and elderberry thyme sound amazing! All of these drinks sound like lovely choices.

  6. Christy Garrett says:

    I’ll have to share these with my sister. I don’t personally drink due to medications I’m on. But I wouldn’t pass up a non alcoholic version of any of these drinks.

  7. These all sound and look lovely! I don’t drink much anymore, but I would love the Kir Royale!

  8. Richelle Milar says:

    These are all really lovely and delicious looking drinks that I must try!

  9. Tami Creates says:

    Oh my goodness, literally all of these sound delicious haha! 🙂

  10. Melanie E says:

    You’ve listed loads of great options there. I think I’d probably be up for trying most of them. Although not too many in one go as I don’t drink often.

  11. wow! There are so many cocktails that I would like to try! They all look fancy!

  12. Gervin Khan says:

    Wow! These are amazing drinks we can try! They all look so delicious and very tasty! Love to try them all!

  13. Eileen M Loya says:

    I’d take a mimosa anytime. These French cocktails all look so good. I need to venture our of my mimosa zone and try a few of these. The Rose Syrup 75 looks really delicious.