French 75

Mixologists around the world make this fizzy, lemony drink with gin, but New Orleans bartenders opt for cognac.

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  • Servings: Makes 1 drink


  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces VSOP cognac
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Sparkling wine

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the cognac, simple syrup and lemon juice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass, top with sparkling wine and serve.


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Contributed By Photo © Paul Costello Published May 2010

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