Serve in aCollins glass
How to make:
SHAKE first 4 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with champagne.
|1 1/2 fl oz||Patrón Reposado tequila|
|1 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1/2 fl oz||Sugar syrup (65.0°brix, 2 sugar to 1 water rich syrup)|
|2 dash||Angostura Aromatic Bitters|
|Top up with||Brut champagne or sparkling wine|
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Suitably hard, yet surprisingly refreshing and sophisticated.
Orange bitters instead of Angostura, as discovered in 2008 at the Experimental Cocktail Club, Paris.
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, "Bullets come by vintages, like wine, especially Latin American bullets. Mexican '55 is a good year, '52 not so good."
More information on the history and variants of the French 75 can be found on our page.
One serving of Mexican 55 contains 152 calories.