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A cocktail presented as one of the Freixenet Festive Cocktails. What makes the Freixenet Mediterranean 75 interesting is that it was drunk in Rick’s Bar Americain in Casablanca; a worth tribute to the glamour and romance of Bogart and Bacall! The drink itself is believed to have received its name from a returning WWI fighter pilot, who named the drink after a French artillery gun, the 75mm M1897.

The Freixenet Mediterranean 75 has the same élan as the original, but adds Freixenet Cordon Negro to give it a dash of Mediterranean style, aiming for an evocation of bygone eras, times of elegance and optimism.

The Freixenet Mediterranean 75
Ingredients
12.5ml Limoncello
12.5ml Amaretto
top up with Freixenet Cordon Negro

Are glasses getting larger? I ask as the recipe, as supplied, calls as you can see for 12.5ml of limoncello and amaretto. This hardly dampened the side of my new cocktail glasses, although would have overfilled two ‘vintage’ glasses I have in my possession. Unless I wasn’t being as generous as I should have been with the bubbly. I used 25ml measures of each. There are of course those glasses that hold a complete bottle of wine and others, that frankly, are just an exercise in showing off!

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