The Scarlet Letter Cocktail

The Scarlet Letter Cocktail
Staff Writer
Courtesy of No. 3 London Dry Gin

Scarlet Letter cocktail

It’s been said the classic French 75 cocktail was popularized during World War II when returning fighter pilots were looking for a libation featuring, much like an artillery gun, a powerful kick. However, combining crisp gin with potent brandy could have easily originated in the ‘20s, an era where bartenders were forced to mask the taste of illegal alcohol, all while making it delectable for their growing clientele. The Scarlet Letter, created by Jackson Cannon at The Hawthorne in Boston, is a twist on the French 75, using cranberry purée to modernize the deliciously bubbly drink.

1
Servings
316
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 Ounce No. 3 Gin London Dry Gin
  • 1 Ounce cranberry purée
  • 3/4 Ounces honey syrup
  • 1 1/2 Ounce sparkling wine

Directions

Shake over ice and strain into a chilled champagne glass. Top with sparkling wine.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
65g
50%
Protein
2g
4%
Calcium, Ca
25mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Phosphorus, P
26mg
4%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
141mg
9%
Water
66g
2%

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.