Orange French 75 Champagne Cocktail {Recipe}

January 5, 2015

Celebrate in style with a classic French 75 Champagne cocktail made with a twist. The perfect way to make any occasion sparkle!

The holidays may be over, but the celebrations aren’t. Today is the third birthday of my twin daughters, Charlotte & Sabrina! I honestly can’t believe that they are already three – boy has the time gone by quickly. We had a great birthday party for them yesterday with musics, puppets, princess and Dora the Explorer stickers, bagels and spreads, two very special Dora birthday cakes, and of course lots of presents!

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What better way to end the day then to sit down to a cocktail to unwind from the chaos of a 3-year old birthday celebration! That and also to toast to a very special colleague and friend who shares the same birthday with my girls: Regan Miller Jones.

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I’ve written about Regan before – she’s one of the founders of The Recipe ReDux and the amazing Blog Brûlée retreat I attended in September. She’s also the head nutrition communications guru at Cabot Cheese, the co-founder of Healthy Aperture, and an expert on all things food photography, social media, nutrition communications and so much more. And today she is celebrating her 40th birthday!

In honor of this special occasion, food bloggers across the country are making her a virtual celebration and toasting her with their favorite cocktails and gluten-free treats – two of her favorite things! So here is my toast to Regan and my recipe for a twist on the classic French 75 Champagne Cocktail, which is one of my favorite drinks.

To Regan – 

Happy 40th Birthday! 

You are an inspiration to all who know you, whether professionally, personally or both. 

I feel privileged and honored to be a part of the many projects you have spearheaded to advance the nutrition-focused food blogging community and I have learned so much from you – so thank you!

All the best wishes for you on this birthday and many more to come! 

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Orange French 75 Champagne Cocktail

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A classic sparkling cocktail with a twist. Perfect for brunch, happy hour, or any celebration that makes you sparkle!


  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Champagne or Prosecco


  1. Combine ice, gin, simple syrup, orange juice, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with Champagne or Prosecco. Garnish with an orange spiral.

What’s your favorite celebratory cocktail?

Find out how everyone else in the party is celebrating Regan’s birthday today!

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