Wayne's French 75

Wayne's "French 75" Recipe
Photo: Charles Walton IV; Styling: Cari South
This is definitely a sipping cocktail that's at its best when made with high-quality ingredients.


Makes 1 serving

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes


3 tablespoons brandy
1 tablespoon orange liqueur
Crushed ice cubes
1 lemon wedge
1 small lemon rind twist
1/2 cup Champagne or sparkling wine


Combine first 3 ingredients in a cocktail shaker or martini shaker. Cover with lid, and shake 30 seconds or until thoroughly chilled. Remove lid, and strain into a martini glass. Squeeze juice from lemon wedge into glass; rub lemon rind twist around rim, and drop into glass. Add Champagne to brandy mixture, and serve immediately.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Cognac for brandy and Cointreau for orange liqueur.

Wayne Russell,

Chez Fon Fon, Birmingham, Alabama,

Southern Living

November 2005
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