Did you know the French 75 cocktail was named after the powerful French field gun that became an icon of victory in the American coverage of World War I? Similarly, the Springfield 1795 cocktail is named after the first musket to be produced in the United States.
The Springfield 1795 was the iconic musket carried by the American army during one of the last major battles of the War of 1812 in which British forces invaded Louisiana and were defeated at the Battle of New Orleans. This victory was viewed by Americans as having restored national honor and marked the beginning of the Era of Good Feelings, a period of national unity.
Modified from Stephen Wood’s official 2018 Tales Of The Cocktail competition, this riff on a French 75 is perfect for celebrating special occasions!
1 oz El Guapo® British Style Colonial Tonic Syrup
.75 oz El Guapo® Creole Orgeat
2 oz Roxor gin
.25 oz CH Dogma Rubin Bitter Grapefruit Liqueur
2 oz William Chris Petillant Naturel Sparkling Rosè
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all of the ingredients except sparkling rosè. Shake briskly and fine strain into a champagne flute. Slowly top with sparkling rosè. Stir gently and garnish with an expressed swath of grapefruit peel which has been threaded with a sprig of thyme.