THE FINAL FRONTIER
THESE ARE THE VOYAGES OF THE STARSHIP ENTERPRISE
ITS FIVE YEAR MISSION
TO EXPLORE STRANGE NEW WORLDS
TO SEEK OUT NEW LIFE AND NEW CIVILIZATIONS
TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO ONE HAS GONE BEFORE
[AGGRESSIVELY HUMS THEME TUNE]
According to Wikipedia, this drink was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris–later Harry’s New York Bar–by barman Harry MacElhone. It’s named after the French 75mm shell gun, since this drink carries quite a kick.
Variations: Serve in a champagne tulip or flute. Simple syrup instead of sugar. Less gin, more champagne. Etc.
(ps Sorry for the long time away. I had a rough year: first hurricane Sandy flooded my neighborhood then my father passed away last November and I got totally thrown off schedule. But I’ve missed doing these, so here I am! Expect to see more of these!!)