There are few Champagne cocktails that have enjoyed the success that this little number has; a gin infused libation named after the French 75-mm field gun. This quick-firing field artillery piece is recognised as being the first technological weapons advancement of the 20th century with its long recoil mechanism which kept the gun's trail and wheels perfectly still during the firing sequence meaning it need not be re-aimed after each shot. The French 75 could deliver fifteen rounds per minute on its target up to a range of approximately 8,500 meters.
Ok so this isn't really a cocktail story, but the 'coconut crazed cowboys' that are Tha Colada Club and the cats that bought you Rematch Beeyatch are presenting a evening of classic cocktail madness at Sydney's Victoria Room with the "Coney Island Bartender Bumfight".
The 'Lady Pink' has been created by the Merivale Group and will be available throughout October at Sand Bar (Slip Inn), Hemmesphere, The Den, The Lounge, Gin Garden and Pool Club. The cocktail will be available for $17, with a donation of $5 from each cocktail going to charity. Props to the Merivale Group for making cocktails for a good cause.