This Friday’s showing of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

This coming Friday would have seen the showing of the third film in our current season, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri.

As we are once again not able to gather on Friday we would like to share the recipe of another lovely cocktail, which the members of the Aylsham Picture House organising committee will be making and drinking on Friday.

Do join us in making the cocktail on Friday and toasting absent friends and the happier times which are hopefully just around the corner. And feel free to send us photos of yourselves and your creations so we can add them to our Facebook page!

Thinking of you all and hoping to see you again soon, very best wishes from all at Aylsham Picture House.

The French ’75*

Known in France simply as a “soixante quinze” (75), this is the perfect cocktail to lift the lockdown blues.


45ml gin
15ml lemon juice
7.5 ml sugar syrup (made by gently dissolving two parts sugar to one part water in a pan and chilling when cool)
Champagne or other bubbles


Place gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a flute, top up with bubbles
Maybe give it a (careful) stir
Add a twist of lemon peel if you have it – eh voila!
Quantities of gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup can all be adjusted according to taste (every recipe seems to call for something different quantity wise, so there really are no rules).

It’s best to chill not only the fizz, but also the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup, so that the end result is suitably cold. Ice cubes can be added, and some recipes suggest it, but this does risk watering down the delicious end result.

*Inspiration behind the name: It is named after the French 75-millimetre light field gun which, due to its portability and rate of fire, was the mainstay of the French army during the First World War. The gun was known for its accuracy and speed, and the French 75 is said to have such a kick that it felt like being hit by just such a weapon. Cheers!

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