The year: 1915. The scene: Paris, France. The Great War is underway. Soldiers on leave from the trenches head to the New York Bar, where barman Harry MacElhone is serving a new drink. He calls it Soixante Quinze – Seventy-Five – due to its purported similarities to the kick of French 75mm field guns. MacElhone’s creation, under its anglicized name – the French 75 – lives on as a timelessly classic, crisp-tasting cocktail. We’ve given the French 75 a Wisconsin make-over – using Death’s Door Gin and NessAlla Juniper Rose Kombucha – to create the Wisco 76. We think Harry would be proud.
In a champagne flute or a chilled cocktail glass, add gin, lemon juice, and a dash of simple syrup. Then, add the kombucha. Top off with cava and garnish with a lemon twist.