French 65

French 65 Cocktail

Base Spirit: Liqueurs

Type: Classics

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Stirred

Strength: Light

Difficulty: Medium

About the French 65 Cocktail

Try this extra-citrusy spin on the classic French 75.

Ingredients in the French 65 Cocktail

  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 6 drops Angostura Bitters
  • 3 oz Piper-Heidsieck Champagne

Garnish: Orange twist

Glass: Champagne flute

How to make the French 65 Cocktail

Add the Cointreau and bitters to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a chilled Champagne flute. Top with the Champagne and garnish with an orange twist.

This recipe is from the book Cocktails & Amuse-Bouches, For Her & For Him, by Daniel Boulud and Xavier Herit.

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  1. Mike Shewood says

    What happened to the gin? Originally it was brandy that was added to the cocktail, but switched to a jigger of gin. I use the Sub Rosa Tarragon vodka in this and it works perfectly. Nice refreshing cocktail the French 75.

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