9 Cocktails that Showcase France

Our Spirit of France coverage continues with these nine mixed drinks below. From French vodka, gin and liqueurs to vermouth, Cognac and Champagne, beverage alcohol products from France show up in a plethora of craft cocktails. Here are just a few recipes that incorporate fine spirits from France.

Anna Sui’s Pear Social

1 oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur1 oz. Grey Goose La Poire vodka¾ oz. Cucumber-mint juice¼ oz. Fresh lemon juiceBar spoon Absinthe2 oz. Sparkling wine

Combine all ingredients in a glass and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with dehydrated pear mint, edible flowers and grated nutmeg.The mixologists at Bacardi created this recipe.

Gold Of Biscay

2 oz. White Pineau des Charentes fortified wine¾ oz. Pineapple syrup½ oz. Italicus liqueur¼ oz. Yuzu juiceCombine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with edible gold mist and dehydrated pineapple.Frank Mills, beverage director at Roy Boys in Washington, D.C., created this recipe.

Gold Of Biscay

Midnight Martini

Midnight Martini

1 oz. Absente Absinthe Refined1 oz. Mr. Black cold brew coffee liqueur1 shot Espresso coffee½ oz. Simple syrupAdd ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with coffee beans and shaved semisweet chocolate.Madeleine Kestler-DeWan, bartender at Bubo restaurant in New York, created this recipe.

French Cobbler

2½ oz. Noilly Prat Original Dry vermouth¾ oz. Blood orange juice¼ oz. Lemon juice¼ oz. Demerara syrup (2:1)Dash Orange bitters

Build in a Collins glass, swizzle with crushed ice, add crushed ice to top. Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig.

The mixologists at Noilly Prat created this recipe.

French Cobbler

Punch Royale

Punch Royale

8 oz. Chambord black raspberry liqueur8 oz. Cranberry juice2 Bottles chilledsparkling wineRaspberries and/or blackberries

Pour ingredients into a punch bowl or large pitcher. Stir to combine. Garnish with raspberries and/or blackberries.

Garibaldier

1¾ parts Grand Marnier¼ parts Fresh lemon juice¾ parts Campari2½ parts Fresh orange juice1 Orange, sliced

Add all ingredients in a mixing tin. Shake and strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass.

The mixologists at Grand Marnier created this recipe.

The Golden Fizz

Far East

1½ oz. D’Usse VSOP Cognac½ oz. Amaretto liqueur3 oz. Chai tea½ oz. Vanilla syrup½ oz. Almond milk2 Dashes Cardamom bitters

Add ingredients to a shaker. Shake and strain into highball with ice.

The mixologists at D’Usse created this recipe.

The Golden Fizz

4 oz. Mo‘t & Chandon Champagne2 oz. Ginger tumeric tea5 oz. Honey syrup5 oz. Lemon juice4 drops Cardamom bittersBuild ingredients in a wine glass. Add ice and gently stir with a bar spoon. Garnish with a dehydrated lemon wheel.

The mixologists at Moët & Chandon created this recipe.

Mademoiselle Rose

Mademoiselle Rose

½ oz. Gin XII1½ oz. Rinquinquin peach wine liqueur½ oz. Rose syrup½ oz. Lime juiceTop with sparkling water

Combine ingredients (except water) in a shaker and shake. Strain into cocktail glass with ice. Top with sparkling water.

Helene Rogeon at Distilleries et Domaines de Provence, created this recipe.

The mixologists at Chambord created this recipe.

Melissa Dowling is editor of Cheers magazine, our on-premise sister publication. Contact her at mdowling@epgmediallc.com, and read her recent pieces, 10 Things to Know About Cognac and The Top-Selling Alcohol Brands from France.The post 9 Cocktails that Showcase France first appeared on Beverage Dynamics.
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