75 Cocktail (MacElhone's 1926 recipe)

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

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 Grenadine/pomegranate syrup (2:1)
2 dash La Fée Parisienne absinthe
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Review:

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.

Variant:

Adapted from a recipe in Harry MacElhone's 1926 book Harry's ABC of Mixing Cocktails.

History:

Adapted from a recipe in Harry MacElhone's's 1926 Harry ABC of Mixing Cocktails.

248. " 75 " Cocktail.
1 teaspoon Grenadine, 2 dashes of Absinthe or Anis-del-Oso, 2/3 Calvados, 1/3 Gin.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.
(This cocktail was very popular in France during the war, and named after the French light field gin.)

Harry MacElhone, 1926

French 75 history and other variations

Nutrition:

One serving of 75 Cocktail (MacElhone's 1926 recipe) contains 158 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 30.75% alc./vol. (61.5° proof)
  • 20.2 grams of pure alcohol
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