One of the best champagne cocktails I’ve ever had was the French 75 at Arnaud’s in New Orleans. (Read about my trip here.) I have long since wanted to recreate Arnaud’s French 75 and I think I’ve finally done it. This, my friends, is one hell of a cocktail.
Simple syrup is easy to make and keeps for quite a while in the fridge. I love it in cocktails, coffee, and lattes. Just boil equal parts sugar and water (example: 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water) over medium heat until the liquid is clear and all of the sugar has been dissolved. Remove from heat and store in a container in the fridge.
Freshly squeezed lemon juice is key. I only used about half of the amount squeezed in the jar below to serve six people two cocktails each. You could use a different champagne or cognac but of course, it won’t taste exactly the same!
0.25 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
0.25oz simple syrup
1.25 oz Courvoisier (cognac)
2 oz Moet Chandon
Lemon peel for garnish
- To a champagne glass, add lemon juice, simple syrup, and Courvoisier. Top with Moet.
- Garnish with a lemon peel.
I served this elegant cocktail at my Princess and the Frog dinner party. Watch the video:
Who wants a glass? Read more about Princess and the Frog here.