Chris Hannah’s French 75

Chris Hannah, Arnaud's French 75 Bar | New Orleans

Chris Hannah’s take on the classic sticks with Cognac, rather than gin, and adjusts the 50-50 measure of sour and sweet for an overall drier cocktail.


Serving: 1

  • 1/3 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup (1:1, sugar:water)
  • 1 1/4 ounces Cognac, preferably Courvoisier VS
  • 2 1/4 ounces brut Champagne, preferably Moët & Chandon Impérial

Garnish: lemon peel

  1. Combine the first three ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
  2. Strain into a tulip Champagne glass.
  3. Top with Champagne.
  4. Garnish with a lemon peel.