French Connection is a cocktail made of equal parts of cognac and Amaretto liqueur. Its name and ingredients are inspired by the Franco-American partnership during World War II.
French Connection recipe
Pour all ingredients directly into old fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Stir gently.
Chill all the ingredients before making the cocktail. This will ensure the drink is cold and refreshing.
Use a good-quality cognac and amaretto to make the French Connection. These two ingredients are the backbone of the drink, so it’s important to use the best you can find.
Stir the cocktail gently to combine the ingredients. Over-stirring can dilute the drink and ruin the balance of flavors.
Serve the French Connection in a chilled glass with a large ice cube. This will help to keep the drink cold without watering it down too quickly.
Garnish the cocktail with a twist of orange peel to add a bright citrus flavor to the drink. Simply twist a small piece of orange peel over the top of the cocktail and drop it into the glass.
One alcohol-free alternative to the French Connection could be the “French Berry Delight”. This drink can be made by mixing 2 parts cranberry juice, 1 part raspberry syrup, and 1 part orange juice. Shake the mixture with ice and strain into a martini or rocks glass. Garnish with a slice of orange or a raspberry and enjoy your fruity and refreshing French Berry Delight.