French 69 Cocktail Recipe

tl;dr: Cheers! To everyone's favorite number!

Zach Bellay published on

3 min, 587 words

Yield: 4 servings
Time: 10 minutes

A French 69 is a remix of the French 75 (gin, lemon, proseco) and adds elderflower liquer. It's a very light and refreshing drink. If you've never had elderflower, don't let the name hold you back from trying this wonderful liquer.


  • Elderflower Liquer ~ 2 shots
    • On a budget: Bols Elderflower Liqueur 750mL ($12-$18)
    • Ballin' out: Saint Germain Elderflower Liquer 750mL ($38-$52)
  • Gin ~ 2 shots
  • 4 Lemons
  • Ice
  • Prosecco
  • 4 Champagne flutes
  • Simple syrup

Step 1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice

Step 2. Cut and juice the lemons

Add the lemon juice directly to the cocktail shaker.

Step 3. Add the booze

Add 2 shots of gin and 2 shots of elderflower liquer.

Optionally, add two shots of simple syrup. Here I got lazy and just added brown sugar to the cocktail shaker.

Step 4. SHAKE!!!

Preferably over the kitchen sink just in case the cocktail shaker leaks.

Step 5. Pour the base into the champagne flutes

Step 6. Top off with proseco

Step 7. Enjoy!!