Mexican 55

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Ingredients

Barware

Collins glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer

Nutrition

There are approximately 165 calories in one serving of Mexican 55.

Styles & Flavours

Mexican 55 image

Serve in a

Collins glass

Garnish:

Lime wedge

How to make:

SHAKE first 4 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with champagne.

1 12 fl oz Patron Reposado Tequila
1 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
12 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
2 dash Angostura or other aromatic bitters
Top up with Brut Champagne
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Comment:

Suitably hard, yet surprisingly refreshing and sophisticated.

Variant:

Orange bitters instead of Angostura, as discovered in 2008 at the Experimental Cocktail Club, Paris.

About:

An adaptation of the classic French 75 created in 1988 at La Perla, Paris, France. The name is said to come from Fidel Castro's statement that bullets, like wine, came in vintages and 55 was a good year [for bullets].

More information on the history and variants of the French 75 can be found on our page.

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