Looking for a sophisticated cocktail with just two ingredients? You’ve got it with the French Connection. Equal parts Amaretto and Cognac make this cocktail simple and easy to make but full of flavor. The slow-sipper is perfect for after dinner and tastes more complex than the recipe implies.
Even though the French Connection only has two ingredients, it is packed full of flavor. Slightly sweet nutty notes of the Amaretto are complemented by the warm fruity base of the Cognac. The mixed drink is named after the movie with the same name, which aired in 1971.
French Connection Drink Recipe
The ingredients for making a French Connection cocktail at home couldn’t be simpler. Since the recipe requires 1 1/2 ounce of both, this recipe is easy to remember and make at moment’s notice.
Amaretto is an almond-flavored liqueur from Italy that is nutty, sweet, and slightly bitter. Did you know you can make your own homemade Amaretto? It is super simple and makes a great gift, especially around the holidays! Try it in this popular Amaretto Sour recipe. Cognac is a type of French brandy made from distilling wine. There is a price variety depending on the quality of the Cognac, we recommend something middle shelf for this recipe. You can also use it in this yummy Sidecar cocktail!
How to Make a French Connection Cocktail
- Fill a rocks or old fashioned glass with ice
- Pour in the Cognac and Amaretto
- Stir gently to combine
How to Serve
The French Connection cocktail is served on the rocks or over ice. It doesn’t require a garnish and is a wonderful drink for before or after dinner.
Other Mixed Drinks
- 1 1/2 ounces Cognac
- 1 1/2 ounces Amaretto
- FIll a glass with ice.
- Pour in the Cognac and Amaretto.
- Drink and enjoy.