The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess
French 75 Cocktail
The French 75 cocktail has been through a few iterations since its humble beginnings during World War I. Currently, the most popular version of this sparkling cocktail is made with gin. Originally, however, it was most likely made with cognac as in this version that Robert mies up.
1 1/2 oz Rémy Martin Cognac
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 tsp. fine sugar
Shake cognac, lemon juice and sugar with ice.
Strain into a collins glass over ice.
Top with sparkling wine or champagne.