Serve in aNick & Nora glass
Lemon zest twist
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
|2/3 fl oz||Hayman's London Dry Gin|
|2/3 fl oz||Applejack brandy bottled-in-bond (50% alc./vol)|
|1/3 fl oz||Grenadine/pomegranate syrup (2:1)|
|1/6 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1/2 fl oz||Chilled water|
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This 1915 recipe, originally of equal parts gin, applejack and grenadine (1/3 of each to 1/6 lemon juice) makes this Seventy-Five a tad on the sweet side (certainly sweet if you are using a proprietary or housemade 2:1 grenadine). However, who knows what brix the original grenadine/pomegranate syrup was, so we've eased back the grenadine to bring modern day ingredients more into kilter. The resulting drink (which benefits from a splash of water to aid dilution), remains more a fruity spirituous after-dinner cocktail rather than an aperitif.
Adapted from a 1915 recipe published in The Washington Herald.
More information on the history and variants of the French 75 can be found on our page.