A 4-Ingredient Cocktail Recipe That'll Get the Party Started

French 750
Photo: Liz Clayman

New York can be overwhelming at times, but at least it's never boring. There's always a new bar, restaurant, or Instagram food trend that holds your attention until the next thing swoops in out of nowhere. Tonight, the aforementioned opening is Squares, a new venture from the guys at Quality Branded (of the Quality Meats, Quality Italian, and Quality Eats steakhouse trifecta).

Located in the burgeoning NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan, the buzzy nightclub features mosaic-inspired designs rendered in Atari's 8-bit graphics (hence the name), more than 25,000 Japanese glazed tiles, leather banquettes, and a fireplace-turned-DJ booth, which contributes to the overall look and feel of a private society club.

And the members only-style ambience wouldn't be complete without an inventive cocktail menu. We tapped head barman Bryan Schneider for one of his signature recipes—the French 750—which is essentially a large-format version of the classic French 75 cocktail, topped with a 750 ml bottle of Champagne, so you can recreate the experience at home.

Read on for the full breakdown—just make sure to invite some friends over first.

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Liz Clayman

French 750


  • 12 oz gin ($38; mouth.com)
  • 6 oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, heated in a pot until the sugar dissolves)
  • 6 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 750 ml bottle of Veuve Clicquot ($58; wine.com)


1. Add to a beverage dispenser with plenty of ice and stir.

2. Top with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot.

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