How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
Lemon zest twist
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.
There are approximately 93 calories in one serving of Soixante-Quinze (Washington Herald 1915 recipe).