Good times and great recipes straight to your inbox

gatling gun cocktail
recipe

The Gatling Gun Cocktail

Serves: Makes 1 cocktail

Hands On Time: 

Total Time: 

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounce aged brandy, such as Copper & Kings Floodwall Apple Brandy 
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice 
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Ice cubes
3 ounces Foggy Ridge Serious Cider 
Long lemon peel spiral, for garnish

Instructions

Combine the brandy, lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker. Add ice cubes and shake vigorously until chilled. Double-strain the cocktail by holding a small, conical fine mesh strainer between the shaker tin with a Hawthorne strainer (or a cobbler shaker with its built-in strainer) and a champagne flute. Pour the cocktail through both strainers into the glass. Top with the cider. Garnish with the lemon peel spiral and serve immediately.

Photo Credit: Jerry Slater


About the recipe

The French 75 got its name from the World War I 75mm field gun, so in a similar fashion, Jerry Slater named this drink after the Gatling gun, a predecessor of the modern machine gun, which was invented by North Carolina native Dr. Richard Gatling. While most versions of a French 75 call for gin, Chris Hannah, a bartender at Arnaud’s French 75 Bar in New Orleans, insists the drink should be made with French cognac. So in a Southern twist, we're using aged brandy from Louisville, Kentucky's Copper & Kings American Brandy Company. To really kick up the apple flavor, use their new Floodwall Apple Brandy

We'd love your feedback!

Have you made this recipe? Are there any tips or tricks you think we should add? Click below to take a short survey and share your thoughts.

Next Recipe:
The Bad Witch Cocktail

SUGGESTED RECIPES