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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.

Blueberry Hill

Blueberry Hill, as served at Public Service inside the NOSPI Hotel.

Blueberry Hill (Featuring 2018 Good Food Award winning Rose Cordial)
• 1 oz Aviation gin
2 oz Rosé (flat, not sparkling)
• .25 oz El Guapo® Classic Greek Rose Cordial
• .25 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
2 Dashes El Guapo® Love Potion #9 Bitters
• Crushed ice
• Fresh, whole blueberries

In a shaker, muddle 3 blueberries. Add gin, rose cordial, lime juice, bitters and ice cubes, shaking vigorously until well chilled. Double strain the cocktail into a coupe or stemmed glassware filled with crushed ice. Garnish with blueberries & serve.

Rose Collins

Rose Collins (Featuring 2018 Good Food Award winning Rose Cordial)
• 3 oz Vodka (we used Thirteenth Colony, but any quality vodka will do)
• 2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 1 oz El Guapo® Classic Greek Rose Cordial
• Club Soda
• Lemon wedges and/or edible flowers for garnish

Pour vodka, lemon juice and rose cordial into a mixing glass over ice. Stir clockwise with mixing spoon until well chilled. Strain into a highball glass over ice and top with club soda. Garnish with lemon wedges or edible flowers, if desired.