3 FRENCH COCKTAIL RECIPES
THE FRENCH CONNECTION: Inspired by Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, this fizzy, romantic cocktail is perfectly suited to Francophiles who would love to experience the intellectual glamour of 1920s Paris. Flapper dress optional.
2 oz. cognac
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
3.4 oz. simple syrup
4 fresh raspberries
Combine all ingredients except for wine in a cocktail shaker, and shake well. Strain the mixture through a fine-meshed sieve into a glass filled with fresh ice. Top with sparkling wine.
THE FRENCH BLONDE: Refresh your palette on a hot day with this sweet, citrusy concoction. We imagine serving the bright, sophisticated cocktail to friends at a summer dinner party hosted at the ultra-exclusive chez-toi.
½ oz. elderflower liqueur such as St. Germain
1 oz. dry gin
2 oz. Lillet Blanc
2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
A dash of lemon bitters
Put all ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds then strain into a martini glass.
TREMBLEMENT DE TERRE: If you’re looking for a cocktail that’s intense and historically rooted, look no further. This recipe is adapted from a sharp drink served at parties by the infamous French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
2 ½ oz. cognac
¼ oz. absinthe
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, stir together cognac and absinthe. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass then garnish with a lemon twist.
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