|1 1⁄3 fl oz||Calvados brandy|
|2⁄3 fl oz||Rutte Dry Gin|
|1⁄6 fl oz||Giffard Grenadine Syrup|
|2 dash||La Fee Parisienne absinthe|
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Like the gun this cocktail is named after, this small drink packs a hell of a punch, and to ensure it does, MacElhone calls for a couple of dashes of absinthe in place of the lemon juice used in earlier Soixante-Quinze (Seventy-Five) recipes. The result being a dry spirituous drink.
Adapted from a recipe in Harry MacElhone's 1926 book Harry's ABC of Mixing Cocktails.
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