Salzburg 75 (Grapefruit Radler French 75 Variation) Recipe

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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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Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  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

Notes

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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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
235 Calories
0g Fat
32g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 235
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 37mg 187%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 182mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)