75 Cocktail (MacElhone's 1926 recipe)

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1⅓ fl oz Berneroy Fine Calvados
fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
fl oz Giffard Grenadine Syrup
2 dash La Fee Parisienne absinthe
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How to make:

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


Lemon zest twist (discarded) & star anise


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.


162 calories

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