|Diki Diki - Calvados, Swedish Punsch, grapefruit|
|French 75 - London Dry Gin, lemon, simple syrup, cava|
In regards to the French 75, Ted Haigh tells us:
Named after the French 75-mm field gun, a model of 1987 (and companion shell). This bit of heavy artillery was the mainstay weapon of World War I, and its recoil system made for a soft, smooth operation. It was really the first technical weaponry advance of the twentieth century, and its use continued into World War II.
The parallels between it and the cocktail named for it should be obvious... smoother, yet packs a wallop. Still, the drink itself is rather counterintuitive. Who would imagine combining gin and Champagne? Yet with the addition of a bit of sugar and a soupçon of fresh lemon juice, it is a refreshing delectation.
Please be sure to join us for Fan Fiction: Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails (D, E, & F) on Monday, December 17th, from 5pm-2am. Let it be your holiday gift to yourself!