Wayne's French 75
Photo: Charles Walton IV; Styling: Cari South
This is definitely a sipping cocktail that's at its best when made with high-quality ingredients.
Yield: Makes 1 serving
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- 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.
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