Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

For a Refreshing, Lemony Cocktail Try One Called French 75

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

For a Refreshing, Lemony Cocktail Try One Called French 75

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Said to be as strong as a World War I-era field gun, there are two versions of the classic cocktail known as a French 75. Cognac was the original spirit when it was created in the 1920s, but today, many people make it with gin. The first time I tasted a French 75 was in New Orleans and they made it with Cognac and pink champagne. I fell in love on the spot.

For years, I made the refreshing lemony libation for brunch and afternoon get-togethers, unaware that many bartenders these days make French 75s with gin.

So recently I decided to stage a couple of French 75 taste tests. I made both the gin version and the Cognac version and, in both cases, the Cognac ended up winning.

The gin was preferred for the first sip but the Cognac version had lasting power and my tasters preferred sipping the Cognac French 75 over the long haul. …

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