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If you’re looking for a prototype sparkling cocktail, the classic French 75 is it. It also happens to be incredibly riffable. The original recipe calls for a base of Cognac, though gin is often used, and that flexibility has inspired modern bartenders to put their own touches on the traditional formula. Here are some of our favorites, perfect for mixing up for Valentine’s Day, or any day.

Classic French 75 An early 20th-century gem.

Deci’s Roommate Calvados and sparkling rosé steal the show in this sprightly variation.

Earl Grey España 75 A tea-infused twist on the French 75.

Faux 75 All the flavor of the classic French 75 but without the booze.

Fireside 75 The French 75 suits up for cold weather. 

French 75 Punch The fizzy, celebratory French 75 gets scaled up for a crowd.

Old Cuban What do you get when you marry a Mojito and a French 75?

Rose 75 This riff uses a rose gin and a sparkling rosé for an extra fruity and floral take on the classic.

Strawberry French 75 Strawberries lend a fresh flavor to the classic.

The Woman in Gold Old Tom gin brings a malty edge to this twist on the classic.

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