French Connection – Cocktail with Cognac and Amaretto

French connection – a simple alcoholic cocktail with a strength of 21-23% vol. with almond aroma and mild sweet taste with nutty notes in aftertaste. The drink belongs to the dessert category. A distinctive feature – quick cooking at home.

Historical information

The author of the recipe is unknown. It is believed that the cocktail originated in the United States and is named after the film of the same name “The French Connection” (1971). This is an action-packed detective story based on real events about the struggle of New York detectives with drug dealers. The American Film Institute has recognized The French Connection as one of the greatest films of all time. Interestingly, this particular film is considered the ancestor of car chases in cinema.

The French Connection cocktail is included in the official list of the International Bartenders Association (IBA) and is in the Modern Classics category. The taste is similar to the “Godfather” – whiskey with Amaretto, but softer.

Cocktail recipe French connection

Composition and proportions:

  • cognac – 35 ml;
  • Amaretto liqueur – 35 ml;
  • ice.

The choice of cognac is not of fundamental importance, any brand (preferably French) with an aging of 3 years or more will do. Cognac can be replaced with grape brandy.

Technology of preparation

1. Fill a whiskey glass (rocks or old fashion) with ice.

2. Add cognac and Amaretto.

3. Stir. Garnish with lemon zest if desired. Serve without a straw.

French Connection – Cocktail with Cognac and Amaretto

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