Franco-American 60

1 12 oz Gin
23 oz Elderflower liqueur, St. Germain (Fat 1/2 oz.)
23 oz Lemon juice (Fat 1/2 oz.)
3 oz India Pale Ale, Dogfish Head 60 Minute
1 twst Grapefruit peel (Or lemon peel)
Instructions
Shake all but IPA, strain into champagne flute or smallish wine glass. Top with IPA, express peel, and use it to stir once as you drop it in.
Notes
Smaller glass size may mean less IPA (still tastes great with as little as 2 oz.), just make sure you don't exceed 3 oz.
History
French 75 variation built around the grapefruity nose of the Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA... I'm not 100% happy with the cocktail's name. Open to suggestions.
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2 Comments

DrunkLab's picture

Name suggestion: the American

Name suggestion: the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) employed about 2000 Canons de 75 modèle 1897, aka the French 75 cannons for which the cocktail's named, during their WWI campaign at the Western Front. So why not AEF Cocktail or The Western Front?

sjdiaz21's picture

No Dogfish Head but I used

No Dogfish Head but I used Elysian Savant IPA which has a tropical, passion fruit taste and I still enjoyed this. As for the name, I actually like the one you posted, but the suggested Western Front Cocktail was clever as well. Cheers.