How to make:
SHAKE first 4 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with champagne.
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 that bullets, like wine, came in vintages and 55 was a good year [for bullets].
There are approximately 165 calories in one serving of Mexican 55.