French Connection Cocktail

French Connection Cocktail
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The French Connection cocktail is a delightful and classic drink that perfectly blends the richness of Cognac with the herbal notes of Amaretto liqueur. This sophisticated cocktail originated in 1970 and is named after the 1971 movie “The French Connection” with Gene Hackman. Since then it has become a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts around the world.

The combination of Cognac, a fine French brandy, and Amaretto, an Italian almond liqueur, creates a harmonious balance of flavors. The Cognac provides a smooth and robust base, with its oak-aged depth and subtle fruitiness. Meanwhile, the Amaretto adds a touch of sweetness and complexity, with its distinct almond flavor and hints of herbs and spices.

To create a French Connection, one must combine equal parts of Cognac and Amaretto in a mixing glass filled with ice. The ingredients are then stirred gently to ensure proper integration of flavors. The resulting mixture is strained into a chilled cocktail glass, ready to be enjoyed.

  • It is possible to just mix the ingredients in a cocktail glass full of ice and serve.


The French Connection cocktail is a drink that exudes elegance and refinement. It is often savored as an after-dinner drink, meant to be sipped slowly and enjoyed in good company. Its smooth and warming qualities make it a perfect choice for colder evenings or special occasions.

French Connection Cocktail Recipe

  1. 45 ml Cognac

  2. 25 ml Amaretto liqueur

  3. Ice

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How to Make a French Connection Cocktail

  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice, and add Cognac and Amaretto liqueur.

  2. Stir gently to combine the ingredients.

  3. Serve.