Though originally thought to be a Gin based Classic, The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David
Embury, claims that the French 75 is a Cognac-based drink. Either way the combination of Hennessy
and champagne is a classic that will continue to delight.
1.5 oz Hennessy V.S.O.P
0.5 oz Simple syrup
0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
Top with sparkling wine or champagne
Garnish: lemon twist
How to Mix
Add the Hennessy V.S.O.P, Simple Syrup and fresh lemon juice directly in a flute glass
Top with champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.
The Sazerac, named after a famous bar in Louisiana, was created in 1850 by Aaron Bird, an inspired mixologist. The cognac’s warmth and spices, coupled with the bitters and balanced out by crisp notes of lemon, blends with the absinthe perfectly.