Salzburg 75 (Grapefruit Radler French 75 Variation) Recipe

Vicky Wasik

This riff on the French 75, from bartender Jeffrey Knott of Seville Quarter in Pensacola, Florida, expertly balances tart and sweet, with a pleasantly bitter grapefruit edge. The key is using Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit from Austria in place of sparkling wine: It's a lightly alcoholic mix of beer and grapefruit soda that adds a refreshing citrusy flavor to this cocktail's mix of tangy lemon and herbal gin.

Recipe Facts

Active: 2 mins
Total: 2 mins
Serves: 2 servings

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  • 1 ounce (30ml) fresh juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 ounce (15ml) simple syrup (see note)
  • 3 ounces (90ml) gin
  • 6 ounces (180ml) Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit (see note)


  1. Add lemon, simple syrup, and gin to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 12 seconds. Divide between two Champagne flutes (you'll have about 3 ounces or 90ml per glass).

  2. Top each glass with 3 ounces (90ml) Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit and serve immediately.

Special equipment

Cocktail shaker and strainer


To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit is a mix of beer and grapefruit soda that's sold in tall cans.

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