Thompson Tour 75
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Thompson Tour 75
Cocktail recipe

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The Thompson Tour 75 was created in celebration of the first 75 years of Mr Colin Thompson of Grayshott, and is based on the principles of the French 75. The ... more The Thompson Tour 75 was created in celebration of the first 75 years of Mr Colin Thompson of Grayshott, and is based on the principles of the French 75. The ingredients are added from his key ports of travel. Ideally, the gin must be Tanqueray Ten, the lemon juice Sicilian, amaretto made with almonds from Mallorca, the apricot brandy from Corsica, and Limoncello from Amalfi, with a distinctive finish of Croatian Maraschino liqueur and garnish. To be totally authentic, the first sip should be taken standing in Brindisi at the base of the steps that mark the start of the Appian way.

Be Warned! Following consumption of a “Thompson Tour 75” any trip should be approached with caution. Your departure can be approached with the destination in mind and the certainty that you will, eventually, arrive. However, it is useful to accept that the route may not be direct and that for a considerable period you may not be confident in your current location.
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Apricot Brandy
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16.86% | 3.03 units *

Method
How to make a Thompson Tour 75

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Soak the cherry in maraschino in the bottom of a champagne flute
Add all the other spirits, juice, a little grated lemon zest and syrup with ice into a shaker and shake well
Strain into a chilled champagne flute
Top up with chilled champagne, and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Zest  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake the ingredients for the Thompson Tour 75?

To properly shake the Thompson Tour 75 cocktail ingredients, start by adding the lemon juice, gin, amaretto, lemon liqueur, apricot brandy, gomme syrup, and maraschino cherry liqueur into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for about 15 to 20 seconds until well chilled. This ensures the flavors meld together while achieving the perfect cold temperature for serving.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Thompson Tour 75 for optimal taste and presentation?

The Thompson Tour 75 is best served in a chilled champagne glass. After shaking the ingredients, strain the mixture into the glass, then top up with champagne or prosecco. Garnish with a strip of lemon zest for an elegant presentation and a burst of citrus aroma that complements the cocktail's flavor.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of syrup if I don’t have gomme syrup for the Thompson Tour 75?

Yes, if you don't have gomme syrup, you can substitute it with simple syrup in the Thompson Tour 75. The primary difference is that gomme syrup contains gum arabic, which gives the cocktail a smoother texture, but using simple syrup will still provide the necessary sweetness.

GARNISHING_TIPS

Are there any alternative garnishes I can use for the Thompson Tour 75 besides lemon zest?

While lemon zest is the classic garnish for the Thompson Tour 75, you can also use a maraschino cherry or a twist of orange peel for a different visual appeal and a hint of additional flavor. These garnishes add a colorful touch and can complement the cocktail's citrus and fruity notes.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Thompson Tour 75 compare to other champagne cocktails?

The Thompson Tour 75 has an alcohol content of 16.86%, which places it on the higher end of the spectrum for champagne cocktails. Many champagne-based drinks tend to be lighter due to the dilution from the bubbly, but the Thompson Tour 75's mix of spirits like gin, amaretto, and brandies boosts its alcohol content, making it stronger than some other popular champagne cocktails.

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