British Colonial Tonic Syrup

Springfield ’75

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!

Springfield 1795
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.

Beet Gin & Tonic

Beet Gin & Tonic
• 1 oz Freshly pressed beet juice
• 1.75 oz Gin
• .25 oz Freshly pressed lemon juice
• 1.5 oz 
El Guapo® British Style Colonial Tonic Syrup
• Club soda
Raw beets, cubed and skewered for garnish

In a shaker filled with ice, combine beet and lemon juice, gin & tonic syrup. Shake vigorously and strain into an ice filled highball glass. Top with club soda and garnish with raw beet skewers before serving.