Take a ride with the French 66

A modern Aussie take on a quintessential Classic Gin Cocktail. 


What inspired the Original French 75 cocktail?

Take a drive down memory lane with a modern twist on this cocktail using Patient Wolf x 6Ft6 Pinot Gin.

The name of the original cocktail French 75, was inspired by the 75mm Howitzer field gun that was known for its speed and accuracy in World War 1. The French 75, a daring cocktail of the time, was known to have quite a kick to it, that it felt like being hit by such a weapon.

We aren’t ones for guns here, but we are all for a delicious balanced cocktail to kick-start any night out (or in, we are in 2021 after all). So grab your shaker, put on some music and be ready to sip on this sharp, citrusy and juicy cocktail.

French 66 Cocktail Recipe

This French 66 Cocktail is a modern take on the classic, the Pinot Gin gives it notes of fresh berries that compliment the sharpness of the lemon and pear and honey notes from the 6Ft6 Prosecco.

French 66 Cocktail Recipe



  • Jigger or measuring device
  • Champagne glass
  • *Optional* Cocktail shaker, regular and fine strainer


  1. Add Pinot Gin, fresh lemon and sugar syrup to a champagne flute. *Optional* Add ingredients to a shaker with 1x Red Seedless Grape with ice and shake until chilled, then fine strain into a champagne flute
  2. Top with prosecco
  3. Garnish with a single seedless grape

This Pinot Noir Gin is available to purchase here

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