DRINKS from Around the World: FRANCE

FRENCH CONNECTION

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/6 oz (1 part) Cognac
  • 1 1/6 oz (1 part) Disaronno liqueur

PREPARATION: Pour all ingredients directly into old fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Stir gently.

SERVED: On the rocks; poured over ice

DRINKWARE: Old Fashioned glass

THE BOULEVARDIER

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ½ ozs bourbon, preferably Maker’s Mark
  • ¾ oz sweet vermouth, preferably Dolin Rouge
  • ¾ oz Campari
  • Twist of orange peel, for garnish

PREPARATION:

Chill a cocktail glass by filling with ice or putting in freezer for about 5 minutes.

Pour the liquid ingredients into a mixing glass. Fill mixing glass 2/3 full of ice and stir until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist.

FRENCH 75

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 ozs London dry gin
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz Champagne
  • Long spiral lemon twist (for serving)

PREPARATION:

Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.

Strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into a large flute. Top with Champagne; garnish with lemon twist.

NOTE:

To make a simple syrup, mix equal parts of sugar and hot water until sugar has dissolved. Wait until the syrup cools and then store it in a bottle.

MIMOSA

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2.5 oz Champagne
  • 2.5 oz orange juice, fresh

PREPARATION:

Pour first, the orange juice into a flute, and then the Champagne. Stir carefully and serve.

NOTE: The Champagne and the orange juice must be well chilled. You can use a dry sparkling wine instead of Champagne. A dash of an orange liqueur like Grand Mariner or triple sec can be added as well.

BETWEEN THE SHEETS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 oz Cognac
  • 1 oz Triple sec
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish: orange slice

PREPARATION:

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, such as a coupe or Martini glass.

Garnish with an orange slice.

Author: LivingSpaces

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