Champagne BaYou

Champagne BaYou is one of those cocktails for everyone who loves a classic drink and appreciate the pure flavour of the spirits the drink.

If you are one of those people, you may already try another classic French 75, and Champagne BaYou sounds the same. Yes, it is but with reversing the measurement of Gin and Champagne to bring more punch and dryness to the cocktail.

Champagne BaYou Gin Cocktail

Champagne BaYou brings more punch and flavour than French 75

As I mention, the cocktail is the same as the classic French 75 but with a reverse in measurements of the Gin and Champagne. It is a stronger cocktail but very smooth and pleasant for a slow sip as an aperitif. Let’s get to the bottom of this cocktail. I believe that every cocktail should use the best possible ingredients available to you. You don’t need to follow my recipe, but to produce a quality balanced cocktail, you need to use quality Gin and Champagne.

Choose your Gin wisely

I am using Kokoro Gin for my recipe as I found out it works fantastic with Champagne. Kokoro is Japanese inspired London Dry Gin distilled with eight botanicals and fresh sansho berries, imported from sustainable sources in the Afan Woodland of Nagano prefecture, Japan. The Kokoro Gin delivers an exquisite taste of Sweet orange zest, piney juniper, cracked pepper, coriander & faint liquorice. On the nose, you will feel a strong presence of Piney juniper, zesty citrus, berry fruits and black pepper nose.

Use Champagne and not Sparkling Wine or Prosseco

For my Champagne, I used the well known worldwide Moët & Chandon because of its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity. Also, it is affordable Champagne to use for cocktails or enjoy on its own. Here is the place to mention not to use any sparkling wine or Prosseco because they are much sweeter and will change the cocktail a lot.

Next time when you decide to host a party dinner or have a few friends around, I invite you to try this cocktail and see how wonderful it is for these occasions. Enjoy!

Product used for this cocktail and where to buy:



  • Shake all ingredients but the champagne.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Add ice (optional)
  • Top up with champagne.
  • Garnish with Lemon Zest (optional)


  • 60ml Kokoro Gin
  • 2 Bar Spoons Monin Sugar Syrup
  • 1 Bar Spoon Lemon Juice
  • Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut

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