Mexican 55

Mexican 55 image
Serve in
a Collins glass...
shot Patron Reposado Tequila BUY
1 shot Freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ shot Sugar syrup (2 sugar to 1 water)
2 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters BUY
Top up with G.H. Mumm Brut Cordon Rouge Champagne BUY
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How to make:

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

Garnish:

Lime wedge

Comment:

Suitably hard, yet surprisingly refreshing and sophisticated.

Variant:

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

Origin:

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

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