75 Cocktail (MacElhone's 1926 recipe)

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There are approximately 162 calories in one serving of 75 Cocktail (MacElhone's 1926 recipe).

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Serve in a

Coupe glass


Lemon zest twist (discarded) & star anise

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 1/3 fl oz Avallen Calvados
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.


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

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