The original cocktail (or fear-preventative) was created during World War I and named after the French 75mm artillery cannon. In the 1920's, the 'French 75' - something completely different, and without absinthe, was created by Harry's American Bar in Paris.
- 1 teaspoonful of absinthe
- 2/3 ounce Calvados (French apple brandy)
- 1/3 ounce genièvre
Shake with ice and strain into a glass (or army canteen)Photography by Stone Aperture Photography