It’s not unheard of to use cognac as the base of a French 75, but most people assume this classic needs to start with gin. While that might be more common, you would be better off mixing Champagne with another French export, Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège
. Its combination of more than 60 eaux-de-vie—all carefully selected by Hennessy’s experienced master blenders—gives this recipe a level of complexity you won’t find in any other French 75.
How to make it:
Add 1 ounce of Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège
, 3/4 ounce of fresh lemon juice and half an ounce of simple syrup into a shaker with ice. Shake until well-chilled and strain into a Champagne flute. Top with Champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.