French 75 with Cognac
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
VSOP Cognac - just a few tablespoons, take this French 75 to a deeper place. VSOP is barrel aged 2-6 year for a rich, smooth finish. Combined with a bit of lemon juice, simple syrup, bitters and a zshush of sparkling wine, this sophisticated cocktail is perfect for candlelight and dark corners.
- 1 cup ice
- 1 1/4 ounces VSOP Cognac
- 1/4 ounce lemon juice
- 1/4 ounce simple syrup
- 2 drops bitters I used Peychauds, but other orange bitters would work well too.
- 2 ounces sparkling wine
- 1 thick lemon peel twisted for presentation (optional)
In a cocktail shaker add the ice, cognac, lemon juice, bitters & simple syrup. Secure the lid and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosty and cold.
Strain the cocktail into a coupe glass and finish with the sparkling wine and lemon peel. Serve.
Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 49mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 4mg | Iron: 0.5mg